Krypton (Kr) is a noble gas that is odorless, colorless, and chemically inert. It is produced as a by-product of the air separation process in the air separation unit (ASU), where large volumes of oxygen and nitrogen are also produced.
Krypton has various applications in industries and fields. In the lighting industry, Krypton is used as a filling gas in incandescent filament and fluorescent light bulbs to improve their brightness and lifespan. Krypton is also used in the manufacturing of environmental insulation products. For example, it is used in the window manufacturing process to enhance thermal and sound insulation properties due to its very low thermal conductivity compared to air.
Krypton is also used in the field of nuclear energy and as a propellant for ion thrusters in spacecraft propulsion. It is also utilized in high-energy physics research, such as in gamma-ray and X-ray spectroscopy, to study the universe and dark matter.
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Krypton is used as a filling gas in incandescent filament and fluorescent light bulbs to improve the brightness and lifespan of the bulbs.
Krypton is used in the window manufacturing process to improve thermal and sound insulation because it has very low thermal conductivity compared to that of air.
Krypton is used as a propellant in ion thrusters, which are used in spacecraft for attitude control and station keeping.
Krypton-81m, a radioactive isotope of Krypton, is used in medical imaging to study lung ventilation and diagnose pulmonary disorders.
Krypton is used in high-energy particle physics research, such as in gamma-ray and X-ray spectroscopy to study research related to the universe and dark matter.