Nitrogen Dioxide Supplier to Atlanta, GA

This brownish, toxic, corrosive, liquefied PurityPlus® gas has several commercial uses, and Sidney Lee Medical & Scientific Gases can deliver it quickly to Atlanta, GA customers.

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO₂) is an atmospheric contaminant produced when fossil fuels combust in an oxygen rich environment; at high combustion temperatures, the oxygen not burned with the fuel reacts with the nitrogen from the air to form nitric oxide (NO) and, with additional oxygen and heat, is further oxidized to NO₂. Commercially, Nitrogen Dioxide is created in the oxidation of ammonia at controlled temperatures in a steam-rich environment.

Nitrogen Dioxide’s most frequent use is in rocket motors, more properly in its dimerized state as N₂O₄ (Nitrogen Tetroxide, NOM 4). In this form, 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 to place motors in orbiting satellites that might need to be relocated at some future date. NO₂ is also used as an oxidizing agent in organic synthesis and in special applications as a sterilizing atmosphere.

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

Want to know more about PurityPlus® Nitrogen Dioxide or its uses? The respected professionals at Sidney Lee Medical & Scientific Gases are at your service. Give us a call here in Atlanta, GA at 770-946-4287 . Or contact us online for any specialty gas need.