Oxygen is the most abundant element on the earth’s surface, it represents by weight 46% of the Earth's crust, 89% of the Earth's water, 21% of the air we breathe, 62% of the human body.
Oxygen is a tasteless, odorless and colorless gas essential to life. It can combine with all the other elements (except rare gases) in order to oxidize them and consequently produce energy. Oxygen is used in many industrial applications because is an oxidizing agent (combustive, oxidant).
For Oil & Gas, Metals, Mining, Chemicals industries, Air Liquide Canada provides oxygen in large quantity to increase efficiency in a number of processes by reducing the amount of fuel used and decreasing carbon dioxide emissions.
Below we present you a few of the numerous applications of oxygen for different industries.
|Industries / Activities||Applications|
|Aeronautics, Automotive, Construction Maintenance and repair, Metal fabrication||Welding and cutting applications
Combined with other gases (acetylene, propane, etc.) in order to boost the flame properties in flame torches and burners
|Aquaculture||Oxygenation of basins|
|Construction||Lime/Cement kiln capacity increasing|
|Environment - Water||Biological wastewater treatment enhancement|
|Environment - Air||
Regulatory compliance : analysis and quality control
|Metals||Ferrous and non-ferrous oxycombustion|
|Mining||Gold cyanide leaching and pre-oxidation|
|Pulp and Paper||Delignification, bleaching, kiln enrichment, liquor oxidation|
To choose the right regulator, flowmeter, or accessories according to your use of oxygen in gas cylinder, please consult our dedicated page to Gas handling equipment and accessories for industrial gases.
For more than 40 years, Air Liquide has led the way in water treatment and offers solutions including gas and innovative equipment. Use of oxygen or ozone can enhance the efficiency of your waste water treatment unit, substantially reduces nuisances and decreases cost of energy.
Discover Air Liquide’s solution for wastewater treatment and sludge reduction with:
Air Liquide offers pure or mixed oxygen with several brands for different applications/ industries: