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Messer makes gases popular
Oxygen, nitrogen, helium, xenon or carbon dioxide are natural products that are used in industry in a wide variety of ways by virtue of their different chemical properties. In 2012, Messer launched its “Gases for Life” campaign to raise the awareness of industrial gases. Since then, the company has been making information on gases available to the public, supported by popular scientific articles on social media. Messer also provides information to schools, for example on the air separation process.
Applications of industrial gases
Argon is introduced into the space between the panes of double- or triple-glazed windows because the noble gas insulates much better than air thanks to its low thermal conductivity. Ozone is an economical and effective method of breaking down micropollutants, such as pharmaceutical residues, in wastewater. Nitrogen and carbon dioxide protect packaged food against oxidation and bacterial contamination, examples including powdered milk for infants as well as cheese, yoghurt and juice. Through its low temperature, nitrogen liquefies the gaseous climate killer CFC, which is released during refrigerator recycling – thus allowing collection and disposal of the CFCs. Carbon dioxide neutralises wastewater better and more economically than hydrochloric acids.
Find out more at www.gasesforlife.de
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