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What is hydrogen sulfide used for?
Hydrogen sulfide is used in several industries and is a by-product of many industrial processes including oil refining, mining, tanning, wood pulp processing, food processing, craft paper production, and rayon manufacturing.
Is hydrogen sulfide harmful to humans?
Exposure to hydrogen sulfide may cause irritation to the eyes and respiratory system. It can also cause apnea, coma, convulsions; dizziness, headache, weakness, irritability, insomnia; stomach upset, and if liquid: frostbite. Workers may be harmed from exposure to hydrogen sulfide.
What is h2gas?
Hydrogen sulfide (also known as H2S, sewer gas, swamp gas, stink damp, and sour damp) is a colorless gas known for its pungent “rotten egg” odor at low concentrations. It is extremely flammable and highly toxic.
What is the name for H2S?
Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless, flammable, extremely hazardous gas with a “rot- ten egg” smell. Some common names for the gas include sewer gas, stink damp, swamp gas and manure gas.
Can you buy hydrogen sulfide?
We offer hydrogen sulfide in a variety of purities and concentrations. See the chart below and download the spec sheets and safety data sheets for more information on buying hydrogen sulfide tanks and cylinders from Linde. We develop the right grades for the right applications.
How much hydrogen sulfide is in a fart?
Some air is caused by gas seeping into our intestines from our blood, and some gas is produced by chemical reactions in our intestines or bacteria living in our guts. A typical fart is composed of about 59 percent nitrogen, 21 percent hydrogen, 9 percent carbon dioxide, 7 percent methane and 4 percent oxygen.
Is hydrogen gas harmful?
For example, hydrogen is non-toxic. In addition, because hydrogen is much lighter than air, it dissipates rapidly when it is released, allowing for relatively rapid dispersal of the fuel in case of a leak. Some of hydrogen’s properties require additional engineering controls to enable its safe use.