Nitrous Oxide Plant

Safe and economical, the Nitrous Oxide plant from International Industrial Gases limited is a plant with an efficient Generation system which reduces power consumption and adds on to safety. A storage battery assembly for separation of Nitrogen is another safety feature with the plnt The gas manufactured conforms to Indian Pharmacopia, US & European standards and is stored in liquid state which can be directly filled into cylinders.

Special features of Nitrous Oxide Plant

  • Electrically heated pots with temperature Controllers.
  • Purification system for removal of impurities.
  • Regeneration facility.
  • Laboratory and quality control.
  • Equipment safety systems.

Process Description

Nitrous Oxide is produced by heating Ammonium Nitrate to a temperature of approx. 250 deg.c. Ammonium Nitrate is decomposed in the process to give a mixture of Nitrous Oxide and super heated steam. Impurities include Ammonium Nitrate fumes, Nitrogen and other oxides of Nitrogen. The steam and impurities are removed by scrubbing with water, caustic soda and sulfuric acid. Nitrogen present in traces is removed by bleeding from the top of storage vessels, where Nitrous Oxide in liquid state is stored after compression.

Properties of Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide is a chemical compound of Nitrogen and Oxygen. Its chemical name is N2O.
It is a colourless, non flammable, nontoxic gas with slightly sweetish taste and odour. Well-known method of distributing Nitrous Oxide is as compressed liquid in cylinders of approved design.
It keeps combustion, therefore organic oils and greases of petrochemical nature be kept away from Nitrous Oxide gas.

Uses of Nitrous Oxide Gas
Nitrous oxide gas is mainly used for anesthetic purposes. It is also used as carrier gas, propellant for aerosols and food stuff.

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