Nitrogen (N₂) is a molecule that constitutes 78% of the air we breathe. Nitrogen has a boiling point of -195.8°C, at atmospheric pressure, and a melting point of -210°C. Also, if Nitrogen is compressed, it can turn into a solid without cooling. It is a colorless, odorless and inert gas. Nitrogen is valued both as a gas for its inert properties and a liquid for cooling and freezing. Virtually any industry can benefit from its unique properties.
Nitrogen is produced by:
Nitrogen is produced industrially by the fractional distillation of liquid air in a cryogenic air separation unit, a process that separates liquid Nitrogen directly from the air. The same method used to extract Argon and Oxygen.
Some Applications of Nitrogen: