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What Makes Foods Frozen with Nitrogen Better?

What Makes Foods Frozen with Nitrogen Better?

According to American Chemistry Magazine1, nitrogen—in both its liquid and gaseous form—is proving “a beneficial ingredient for the prepared foods sector, with a range of creative applications, including freezing, packaging, mixing, coating, and grinding.” As you may,...

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How Emergency Oxygen Can Help SCUBA Injuries

How Emergency Oxygen Can Help SCUBA Injuries

Recently, we got an inquiry from a SCUBA diving search and rescue unit. They needed a source of medical oxygen for an emergency kit, used to treat SCUBA divers after certain types of accidents. We were happy to help and thought it might be a good opportunity to share...

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8 Ways Cryotherapy is Boosting Health and Fighting Disease

8 Ways Cryotherapy is Boosting Health and Fighting Disease

Cryotherapy is a pretty simple concept: the therapeutic application of cold to your body. At its simplest, it’s putting an ice pack on your sore muscles, or soaking a sprained ankle in ice water. Recently, whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) has become a popular trend with...

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A Brief History of Oxygen in Medicine

A Brief History of Oxygen in Medicine

As the COVID-19 pandemic has been sweeping the nation, the importance of oxygen has come to the forefront of our communities and everyday conversations. The medical condition known as "silent hypoxia" hit the headlines when COVID-19 began presenting itself in hospital...

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Why Race Teams Run Nitrogen Gas in Their Tires

Why Race Teams Run Nitrogen Gas in Their Tires

Increasingly, many tire shops offer “nitrogen fills” as either an option or a value-added service to drivers. Nitrogen is presented as a “better” option than just compressed air, but unless you were a chemistry major, you might not…

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3 Foods Made Possible by Liquid Nitrogen

3 Foods Made Possible by Liquid Nitrogen

In a time when many of us are separated from our favorite restaurants, we thought we’d look at some of the over-the-top food inventions that are only made possible by liquid nitrogen. A quick disclaimer – while eating properly prepared and served treats made with...

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What’s So Special About Nitro Beers?

What’s So Special About Nitro Beers?

The next time you walk into a taproom or brewpub, there is a good chance that they will have at least one "nitro" beer on tap. Beers carbonated with nitrogen (or actually a mix of nitrogen and carbon dioxide — more on that later) have been the standard for stouts and...

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The Role of Medical Oxygen in Fighting COVID-19

The Role of Medical Oxygen in Fighting COVID-19

Even in normal times, medical oxygen plays a critical role for many applications. But, right now, we are not living in anything like normal times. Medical oxygen plays a critical role in treating numerous patients who are hospitalized with COVID-19. Many patients who...

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