Nitrous Oxide (N₂O), also known as laughing gas or nitrous, is a chemical compound comprised of Nitrogen and Oxygen. Nitrous Oxide’s boiling point is -88.5°C, and its melting point is -90.8°C. At room temperature, it is a colorless non-flammable gas, with a slight metallic scent and taste. Nitrous Oxide, similarly, to carbon dioxide, is categorized as a greenhouse gas.
Some Applications of Nitrous Oxide:
- Medical/Dental Patient Sedation
- Food Propellant
- Semiconductor Manufacturings
- Analytical Chemistry
- Chemical Manufacturing
- Automotive Racing Industry
- Aerospace Industry
- Fuel for transportation
- Pharmaceutical industry Applications
- Energy Production and Energy Carrier
- Manufacturing Processes
Nitrous Oxide is produced by:
Nitrous Oxide is produced by thermally decomposing a hot solution of Ammonium Nitrate and Water, and the process occurs at a temperature of approximately 250°C to 255°C. The released gas during this process is subjected to a series of purification processes to remove impurities. Once purified, the Nitrous Oxide gas is then liquified and filled into the cylinders.