Uses of Oxygen
Oxygen is used along with fuel gases in gas welding, gas cutting, oxygen scarfing, flame cleaning, flame hardening, and
The steel industry uses oxygen to enrich air and increase combustion temperatures in blast furnaces and open hearth furnaces.
Oxygen is used in many oxidation processes, such as the manufacture of ethylene oxide, propylene
oxide, and synthesis gas.
Oxygen is used in the paper/pulp industry as a bleaching chemical.
Oxygen is used in hospitals and homes around the world for surgery, intensive care treatment, inhalation therapy, or
simply kept as a precaution.
Liquid oxygen is used in liquid-fueled rockets (used as an oxidizer).