Ammonia is a colorless alkaline gas. It is formed in the body during decomposition of organic materials during a large number of metabolically important reactions. Note that the aqueous form of ammonia is referred to as ammonium hydroxide.
Applications of ammonia include the following:
- One of its primary uses is as a fertilizer
- In extracting metals such as copper, nickel, and molybdenum from their ores
- As a processing agent, ammonia is used in the manufacturing of alkalis, ammonium salts, dyes, pharmaceuticals, cuprammonium rayon, and nylon
- When diluted in water, it is used as a common household cleaning agent
- More concentrated forms are used as chemical reagents
- Used in the rubber industry for stabilization of raw latex to prevent coagulation during transportation and storage
- A source of nitrogen for microorganisms and to adjust pH during fermentation
- It is a useful refrigerant due to its vaporization properties
|Grade 5||Grade 5.5||Grade 6.4|
|Nitrogen||< 5 ppmv||< 1.5 ppmv|
|Oxygen||< 0.5 ppmv||(+Ar): <100 ppbv|
|Carbon Monoxide||< 2 ppmv||< 0.1 ppmv||< 50 ppbv|
|Carbon Dioxide||< 0.4 ppmv||< 100 ppbv|
|Hydrogen||< 100 ppbv|
|Methane||< 2 ppmv||< 0.1 ppmv||< 50 ppbv|
|Water||(+O2): < 5 ppmv||< 2 ppmv||< 200 ppbv|
**Moisture level guaranteed only when Electronic Fluorocarbons prepares the cylinders.
All concentrations are on a mol/mol basis unless otherwise stated.
Product sold on the basis of total impurities. Individual impurities may vary slightly.
|Chemical & Physical Properties|
|Specific Volume||22.6 cu. ft/lb|
|Pressure @ 70° F||113.9 psig|
|Valve Outlet||CGA 660
|DOT No.||UN 1005|
|DOT Label||Non-Flammable Gas|
|Cylinder Size||Fill Weight (lbs)|