Nitrogen Dioxide Supplier to Mexico

This brownish, potentially deadly, corrosive, liquefied PurityPlus® gas is actually used in a number of commercial applications, and Criogas offers it to Mexico customers.

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO₂) is produced as an atmospheric contaminant by the combustion of fossil fuels in excess oxygen; at flame-inducing temperatures, the oxygen not burned with the fuel reacts with the nitrogen from the air to produce nitric oxide (NO) and, in the presence of increased oxygen and heat, is further oxidized to NO₂. For commercial application, Nitrogen Dioxide is created by the oxidation of ammonia at carefully regulated temperatures in a steam-rich environment.

Nitrogen Dioxide’s largest use is in rocket motors, more properly 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 need repositioning at some future date. NO₂ is also employed as an oxidizing agent in organic synthesis and in select applications as a sterilizing atmosphere.

In specialty gas applications, NO₂ is commonly an element in calibration gases for environmental emission and industrial hygiene scrutiny.

Have questions about PurityPlus® Nitrogen Dioxide or its uses? The respected professionals at Criogas can assist you. Call us here in Mexico at 01-800-400-CRIO . Or contact us online for this or any specialty gas you require.