Overview of the Nitrogen Dioxide Sterilization Process

Noxilizer, Inc.

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) gas is a rapid and effective sterilant for use against a wide range of microorganisms. The unique physical properties of NO2 gas allow for sterilant dispersion in an enclosed environment at room temperature and ambient pressure. These same properties also allow for quicker removal of the sterilant and residuals through aeration of the enclosed environment. The combination of rapid lethality and easy removal of the gas allows for shorter overall cycle times during the sterilization (or decontamination) process and a lower level of sterilant residuals than are found with other sterilization methods.