Characteristics of Nitric Oxide
Nitric oxide (NO) is colorless, poisonous gas. Nitric oxide fumes may be encountered whenever nitric acid comes in contact with organic material such as wood, sawdust, or refuse. It can also result from heating nitric acid and when organic nitro compounds are burned, for example, dynamite. The action of nitric acid upon metals, as in metal etching and pickling, also releases this dangerous compound. In high-temperature welding (oxyacetylene or electric torch), the nitrogen and oxygen in the air combine to form oxides of nitrogen.
Nitric oxide is somewhat soluble in water and when inhaled will react to form nitric acid. This causes slight irritation to mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract. Continued exposure to high concentrations of nitric oxide can cause pulmonary edema and death.
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How to Detect Nitric Oxide
With the ability to accurately detect up to six gases, Industrial Scientific’s MX6 iBrid® portable multi-gas detector is the ideal gas detector for nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide gas detection. The RadiusBZ1 Area Monitor is best for nitric oxide detection across a site.