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50 USES OF NITROGEN THAT YOU DID NOT KNOW!

Friday, July 10, 2009

- It is used in light bulbs
- Used in high temperature thermometers where mercury cannot be used.
- Used in making ammonia (NH3).
- Used in missile work as a purge for components, insulators for space chambers.
- Use is explosives. Nitrogen can be used to make four different explosives. One of these is Ammonium Nitrate (N2 H4 O3). *In 1947, a shipload of Ammonium Nitrate went off in the harbour of Texas City, TX. The explosion wrecked the city so badly; it seemed that airplanes had bombed the city.
- The other three explosives made from Nitrogen are Nitroglycerin, Nitrocellulose, and Trinitrotoluene. You probably know Trinitrotoluene better by the initials TNT.
- Surprisingly, Nitrogen is used to make Laughing Gas as well.
- Used by the electronics industry as a blanketing medium when producing transistors, diodes, etc.
- Used in annealing stainless steel and other steel mill products.
- Used in drugs in large quantities.
- The oil industry uses nitrogen to increase the pressure in wells to force crude oil upward.
- Used as a refrigerant both for the immersion freezing of food products and for transportation of foods
- Liquid nitrogen is used in oil fields, to extinguish oil fires.
- Nitrogen is essential for synthesis of proteins in plants. Proteins are essential for synthesis of protoplasm, without which life would not exist
- Used by the chemical, petroleum, and paint industries to provide inactive atmosphere to prevent fires or explosions.
- Nitrogen in the air helps as a diluting agent and makes combustion and respiration less rapid.
- Used in metal working operations to control furnace atmosphere and in metallurgy to prevent oxidation of red-hot metals.
- Used to produce a blanketing atmosphere during processing of food stuff, to avoid oxidation of the food.
- It is also used when food is being canned, so that microorganisms do not grow.
- Nitrous gases are used as an inductive anaesthetic in pregnancy and pain relief such as in burn victims.
- Nitrogen is also an active component in the cyanide compound.
- Used as rocket fuel & propellants
- Used in making fertilizers.
- In ordinary incandescent light bulbs as an inexpensive alternative to argon.
- On top of liquid explosives as a safety measure
- Dried and pressurized, as a dielectric gas for high voltage equipment
- Filling automotive and aircraft tires due to its inertness and lack of moisture or oxidative qualities
- Use in military aircraft fuel systems to reduce fire hazard,
- Used during sample preparation procedures for chemical analysis.
- Nitrogen tanks are also replacing carbon dioxide as the main power source for paintball guns.
- Liquid nitrogen is used in the cryopreservation of blood, reproductive cells (sperm and egg), and other biological samples and materials.
- It is used in cold traps for certain laboratory equipment and to cool x-ray detectors.
- It has also been used to cool central processing units and other devices in computers which are over clocked and produce more heat than during normal operation.
- Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze and destroy skin growths, such as warts, keratoses and pre cancers.
- Liquid nitrogen can be used to cool concrete, which leads to better cured properties.
- Cold nitrogen gas is also used to cool reactors filled with catalyst during maintenance work. The cooling time can be reduced substantially.
- Used as a process gas, together with other gases for reduction of carbonization and nitriding.
- Used to treat the melt in the manufacture of metals.
- Used to maintain a neutral atmosphere in furnaces. Liquid nitrogen does not require pressure vessel storage.
- Some surgeries use a probe chilled with liquid nitrogen to kill small portions of malignant tissue, such as a brain tumour.
- Used to cool off magnets in manufacture of medical isotopes.
- Used in making yummy ice creams by stirring yoghurt under it.
- Used in making chalks.
- Used in high end generators.

2 comments:

naina said...

I really couldn't have thought of a list like this!

July 10, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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August 25, 2009 at 10:14 AM

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