Nitrogen Dioxide Supplier to Cincinnati

This brownish, poisionous, corrosive, liquefied PurityPlus® gas has several commercial uses, and Wright Brothers makes it readily available to Cincinnati businesses.

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO₂) is an atmospheric contaminant that results when fossils fuels come in contact with excess oxygen and ignite; at high ignition temperatures, the oxygen not burned with the fuel reacts with the nitrogen from the air to form nitric oxide (NO) and, in the presence of increased oxygen and heat, is further oxidized to NO₂. For commercial use, Nitrogen Dioxide is achieved via the oxidation of ammonia at controlled temperatures in a steam-rich environment.

Nitrogen Dioxide’s largest use is in rocket motors, more appropriately in its dimerized state as N₂O₄ (Nitrogen Tetroxide, NOM 4). In this state, it is reacted with hydrazine to produce propulsion. These liquefied gases may be stored for exceptionally long periods in space given that they’re not cryogenic fluids and thus pose no threat of excessive venting from boil-off. They are used in positioning motors in orbiting satellites that may require relocation over time. NO₂ is also useful as an oxidizing agent in organic synthesis and in select applications as a sterilizing atmosphere.

Used as a specialty gas, NO₂ is frequently an element in calibration gases for environmental emission and industrial hygiene monitoring.

Want to know more about PurityPlus® Nitrogen Dioxide or its uses? The respected professionals at Wright Brothers can assist you. Call us here in Cincinnati at 800-637-2222. Or contact us online for this or any specialty gas you require.