AMMONIA

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Ammonia is a colourless, alkaline 

gas and has a pungent odour at room

temperature and atmospheric pressure.

It has a noticeable odour at about 25ppm

0.017031 Kg
Molecolar
Weight
0.597
Relative Density
@101.325 kPa
@25C (Air=1)

EXPOSURE LIMITS

TWAEV
Time-Weighted Average Exposure Values
25 PPM
17 MG/M3
STEV
Short-Term Exposure Values
35 PPM
24 MG/M3

COMMON USES

Refrigerant

 

Soil Fertilization

 

Metal Treating Operation

 

Petroleum processing industry

 

Metal Producing

 

Pulp and Paper

 

Water Purification

 

Household Cleaning Agents

BLOOD SATURATION % CARBOXYHEMOGLOBIN

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Primarily affects the upper respiratory tract. 

In higher concentrations, Ammonia inhalation produces violent coughing, severe lung irritation, arrest of respiration, and acute inflammation of the respiratory organs, pulmonary edema and death can result.

 

High concentrations may also produce temporary blindness and severe eye damage.