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Carbon monoxide (CO) is an important intermediate product in the chemical industry.

There are two main techniques for producing carbon monoxide:

Exothermic conversion of media containing carbon using oxygen, i.e. partial oxidation (POx).

Catalytic conversion of light hydrocarbons with steam, i.e. steam reforming (SR) or - in the simplest case - steam-methane reforming (SMR).

Carbon monoxide is used in different degrees of purity in a large number of processes. In standard quality, it is used to manufacture phosgene and acetic acid. In extremely pure form, it is used as a component of test and calibration gases, and for manufacturing synthetic diamonds.

Messer Griesheim offers carbon monoxide in standard quality for technical use in cylinders or cylinder bundles. Modern trailers also allow a transportation of large quantities for different processes in the chemical industry.