Nitrogen Dioxide Supplier to Springfield This brownish, potentially deadly, corrosive, liquefied PurityPlus® gas is actually used in a number of commercial applications, and ILMO Products Company can deliver it quickly to Springfield enterprises. Nitrogen Dioxide (NO₂) is produced as an atmospheric contaminant by the combustion of fossil fuels in excess oxygen; at high ignition temperatures, the oxygen not ignited with the fuel reacts with the nitrogen from the air to produce nitric oxide (NO) and, in combination with increased oxygen and heat, is further oxidized to NO₂. For commercial application, Nitrogen Dioxide is created via the oxidation of ammonia at controlled temperatures in a steam-rich environment. Nitrogen Dioxide’s most common use is in rocket motors, more appropriately in its dimerized state as N₂O₄ (Nitrogen Tetroxide, NOM 4). In this application, it is reacted with hydrazine to provide propulsion. These liquefied gases offer the advantage of long-term storage in space without excessive venting from boil-off, as neither are cryogenic fluids. They are used to place motors in orbiting satellites that might need to be relocated later. NO₂ is also used as an oxidizing agent in organic synthesis and in certain applications as a sterilizing atmosphere. Used as a specialty gas, NO₂ is commonly a factor in calibration gases for environmental emission and industrial hygiene oversight. Want to know more about PurityPlus® Nitrogen Dioxide or its uses? The oft-consulted professionals at ILMO Products Company can assist you. Call us here in Springfield at (217) 245-2183. Or contact us online for any specialty gas need.