Sulfur Dioxide Supplier to Atlanta, GA

Sidney Lee Medical & Scientific Gases is a respected supplier of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) to various enterprises throughout the Atlanta, GA area.

Sulphur Dioxide is a colorless, irritating, nonflammable, toxic, liquefied gas shipped under its own vapor pressure in cylinders, ton containers, or small (1,000–5,000 gallon) tanks. It’s a natural by-product of volcanic eruptions and is produced by the combustion of sulfur-containing hydrocarbons in the atmosphere. Commercial production is nearly always as a byproduct of other manufacturing, the process by which it’s created being a function of demand for other products. A frequent source of sulfur dioxide has been the creation of calcium silicate cement from calcium sulfate and coke.

Arguably the most significant use of sulfur dioxide is in petroleum refining. Via the Claus Process, petroleum refiners end up with elemental sulfur and water when they mix sulfur dioxide with hydrogen-sulfide-containing hydrocarbons.

Since the ancient Romans first set down their wine production techniques, sulfur dioxide has been employed extensively to minimize the oxidation of fermenting spirits. The most frequent use of packaged quantities of sulfur dioxide remains as a preservative in winemaking. SO2 enjoys use also as preservative for dried fruits; it enables fruits to keep their color and reduces the growth of microorganisms.

Earlier on, before the synthesis and commercialization of chlorofluorocarbons in the 1930’s, sulfur dioxide, ammonia, and methyl chloride all found extensive use in mechanical refrigeration.

Anymore, SO2 is further used make part-per-million-level calibration gas mixtures for the petrochemical industry and environmental emission monitoring.

Any commercial enterprise in Atlanta, GA wanting a source of sulfur dioxide they can rely on would do well to call us, Sidney Lee Medical & Scientific Gases, at 770-946-4287 . You can contact us online, too. We deliver PurityPlus® sulfur dioxide all across this market. You can count on us as well for other products from PurityPlus®, the most respected name in specialty gases.