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Carbon Dioxide

Gas Name: 
Carbon Dioxide
Chemical Formula: 

CO2

Synonyms: 
Carbonic Anhydride, Dry Ice, Carbonic Acid Gas

Product Uses, Sources & Applications

Carbon dioxide, a naturally occurring greenhouse gas which is a by-product of respiration, fermentation and combustion, is also used in its gaseous or solid phase for various applications:

  • Chemical production in manufacturing facilities
  • Carbonation process in wineries, distilleries and breweries
  • Additive in the food industry
  • Enrichment process for plant growth in cannabis facilities and greenhouses
  • Ingredient in certain refrigerants in mechanical/chiller rooms

Hazards

Toxicity
Short Term (15-minute STEL*):
30000
 ppm
Long-term (8-hr TWA*):
5000
 ppm
*Based on OSHA regulation. Always consult local regulations directly.
Flammability
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL):
n/a
NIOSH Pocket Guide:
View pocket guide

Physical Properties

Appearance and Odor:
Colorless and odorless
Relative Density (air = 1.0):
1.53

Recommendations

Sensor Type:
Infrared
Standard Range:
2000 ppm or 5000 ppm
Standard Trip Points:
1100 ppm, 2000 ppm, 5000 ppm
Recommended Sensor Mounting Height:
Breathing height

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K2E 7K3
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1 800 465 5777
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