Hydrogen Sulfide Supplier to Western Michigan

Hydrogen Sulfide (H₂S), a colorless, flammable, toxic gas that smells like rotten eggs, is typically viewed as a contaminant in natural gas. It does indeed have its uses, though – which is the reason GTW makes PurityPlus® Hydrogen Sulfide available at affordable prices in Western Michigan.

High levels of Hydrogen Sulfide can be removed from “sour” natural gas fields to cut corrosion in collection and transmission pipeline systems, thus improving the natural gas’s heat content and making it more suitable for commercial sale. The collected Hydrogen Sulfide is most typically converted to elemental sulfur by controlled oxidation. Relatively small quantities of H₂S are further dried and purified for commerce.

Hydrogen Sulfide is sometimes used to produce metal sulfides and as a reactive gas in the synthesis of high-purity mercaptans. It is frequently associated erroneously with the distinctive “perfume” of commercial natural gas; usually natural gas is odorized with mixtures of ethyl, propyl, and butyl mercaptan to attain the “rotten egg” smell without the corrosion hazard of Hydrogen Sulfide in a moist environment.

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

If you’re looking for PurityPlus® Hydrogen Sulfide in Western Michigan, call GTW today at 616-754-6120 or contact us online for any specialty gas needs.