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Best, Longest Life Ammonia Sensors

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Electro Optical Components offers the most sensitive ammonia sensors and they have longer life than conventional electrochemical sensors.

When we come into contact with ammonia, it corrodes our skin, eyes and lungs. Inhaling ammonia is dangerous because it can irritate the throat, nose and lungs. Although ammonia is harmful, it has many industrial applications.

Ammonia can be used as a refrigerant in the production of fertilizers, plastics, dyes and textiles.

Can ammonia be smelled?  Yes, humans can smell ammonia. However, the odor threshold varies from person to person. In general, it's not feasible to rely on your sense of smell to determine the dangers of ammonia. That's because when you get used to the smell, your nose becomes less sensitive. This phenomenon is called olfactory fatigue.

Ammonia is used in large quantities in manufacturing and industrial processes. In the environment, ammonia is part of the nitrogen cycle and is produced in soil from bacterial processes. Ammonia is also produced naturally from the decomposition of organic matter, including plants, animals and animal wastes.  A high concentration of ammonia in the environment is dangerous so there are various regulatory controls put in place by governments to the exposure limits of ammonia in many applications.
• Because of its low cost and high energy efficiency as well as having a negligible environmental impact, ammonia is common in large refrigeration units which require leak detection for facility and personnel protection.
• One of the largest applications for ammonia detection is poultry and pig markets to check indoor air quality to improve livestock health and production yield.
• Fertilizer for agricultural applications is commonly produced using a combination of gas-phase anhydrous ammonia and concentrated nitric acid to produce ammonium nitrate. Monitoring ammonia levels is a required safety feature.