Nitrogen gas is one of the most common elements in the world, forming approximately 80% of Earth’s atmosphere. In addition to being so abundant, it has many useful characteristics and is relied on for a huge variety of applications, including laboratory research.
Nitrogen is the most effective choice to create an atmosphere that is safe, dry, clean and conducive to scientific research, both in academic and professional laboratories. From controlling the atmosphere to protect sensitive equipment; to helping with sample preparation for chemical analysis, high-purity Nitrogen gas plays a key role in the research lab setting.
The large amounts of Nitrogen gas required to maintain laboratory and research operations and an effective atmosphere, means that a Nitrogen Generator is often used to ensure a regular supply. Nitrogen Generators create their own steady supply of Nitrogen gas by separating the N2 molecules from the surrounding air and storing it in a tank ready for use. It’s not a new process – in fact people have been able to effectively separate Nitrogen from the air since 1772! What’s new is the advances in technology.
people have been able to effectively separate Nitrogen from the air since 1772