Composition and Analysis of Commercial Liquid Oxygen

  • C. P. Smith
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 5)


Foreign materials in liquid oxygen normally come from the atmosphere and from production contamination. The process is arranged to remove foreign matter but it is not economically feasible to remove it completely. The composition of the atmosphere, according to Glueckauf [1], is given in Table I.


Nitrous Oxide Seal Tube Color Standard Atmospheric Methane Liquid Oxygen 
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  1. 1.
    E. Glueckauf, “The composition of atmospheric air,” Compendium of Meteorolgy, Am. Meteor, Soc., Boston (1951).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    C.P. Smith, “Analytical methods for liquid oxygen,” 1958 Cryogenic Engineering Conference Proceedings.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. P. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Union Carbide CorporationLinde CompanyTonawandaUSA

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