Hydrogen Sulfide Supplier to Richmond, Virginia

Hydrogen Sulfide (H₂S), a colorless, flammable, toxic gas that reeks of rotten eggs, is usually viewed as a contaminant in natural gas. It certainly does have its uses, in any event – which is the reason Arc3 Gases makes PurityPlus® Hydrogen Sulfide available at reasonable prices in Richmond, Virginia.

High levels of Hydrogen Sulfide are commonly extracted from “sour” natural gas fields to limit corrosion in collection and transmission pipeline systems, thereby improving the natural gas’s heat content and making it a more commercial product. The collected Hydrogen Sulfide is most often converted to elemental sulfur via monitored oxidation. Relatively small quantities of H₂S are then dried and purified for commercial sale.

Hydrogen Sulfide is sometimes used to form metal sulfides and as a reactive gas for synthesizing high-purity mercaptans. It is commonly associated erroneously with the odor of commercial natural gas; normally natural gas is odorized with mixtures of ethyl, propyl, and butyl mercaptan to create the “rotten egg” smell without the corrosion hazard of Hydrogen Sulfide in a moist setting.

In the specialty gas market, H₂S is frequently a component in calibration gases for environmental emission and industrial hygiene monitoring in the parts per million (ppm) range.

To purchase PurityPlus® Hydrogen Sulfide in Richmond, Virginia, call Arc3 Gases today at (804) 644-4521 or contact us online for any specialty gas needs.