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  Chemistry : Periodic Table : sulphur : key information
Sulphur is found in meteorites, volcanoes, hot springs, and as galena, gypsum, Epsom salts, and barite.
Sulphur dioxide is a dangerous component in atmospheric air pollution and is one of the factors responsible for acid rain.
In the Frasch process underground deposits of sulphur are forced to the surface using superheated water and steam (160°C, 16 atmospheres, to melt the sulphur) and compressed air (25 atmospheres).
www.webelements.com /webelements/elements/text/S/key.html   (554 words)

  SULPHUR - LoveToKnow Article on SULPHUR   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Free sulphur may also result from the decomposition of pyrites, as in pyritic shales and lignites, or trom the alteration of galena: thus crystals of sulphur occur, with anglesite, in cavities in ~alena at Monteponi near Iglesias in Sardinia; whilst the pyrites of Rio Tinto in Spain sometimes yield sulphur on weathering.
Sulphur chloride, S,Cli, is obtained as a by-product in the manufacture of carbon tetrachioride from carbon bisulphide and chlorine, and may also be prepared on the small scale by distilling sulphur in a chlorine gas, or by the action of sulphur on sulphuryl chloride in the presence of aluminium chloride (0.
Sulphur is of use in chronic bronchial affections, ridding the lungs of mucus and relieving cough.
36.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SU/SULPHUR.htm   (8539 words)

The asbestos catalyzes the reduction of the sulphur with hydrogen from the paraffin.
In this reaction, the sulphur is oxidized from -2 to +4.
The solution of the paradox is that the sulphur atoms have different formal charges even in the same ion, and the sesquioxide is an oxidized version of the tetrathioniate, in which two sulphurs have gone from +4 to +6, and the structure has changed from argononic to transargononic.
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Sulphur is one of the chalcogenides, or "ore-formers," oxygen O, sulphur S, selenium Se and tellurium Te, that occupy column VIA of the periodic table.
The asbestos catalyzes the reduction of the sulphur with hydrogen from the paraffin.
In this reaction, the sulphur is oxidized from -2 to +4.
www.du.edu /~jcalvert/phys/sulphur.htm   (6625 words)

Sulphur, S, is a yellow nonmetallic main group element belonging to the Group VIb of the periodic table.
Sulphur is found near volcanoes, where it is formed by the reaction of sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide which are associated with the volcanoes.
Sulphur is extracted from underground ore bodies in the United States using the Frasch Process, where superheated water is pumped underground to melt the sulphur which is then forces to the surface.
www.ucc.ie /academic/chem/dolchem/html/elem/elem016.html   (554 words)

 Where does Sulphur Come From?
Sulphur is considered to be one of the most common elements in the earth's crust, mostly in the form of sulfide or sulfate compounds.
Sulphur is burned to form sulphuric acid, which is then used to convert phosphate rock to phosphoric acid, the foundation material for phosphatic fertilizer.
Sulphuric acid is also used in the manufacture of detergents and animal feed and one of its largest uses is for ore and metal processing.
geowords.com /lostlinks/g20/12.htm   (607 words)

 Homeopathy homeopathic medicine SULPHUR   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Maturations of "Flowers of sulphur" are prepared with sugar of milk and higher potencies are prepared from 3C, a saturated solution of sulphur in absolute alcohol constitutes the mother tincture.
Sulphur is especially adapted to lean, thin, slender persons with stooping- shoulders and walk and sit stooped.  Who are nervous, plethoric, active and quick-tempered for whom standing is the most uncomfortable position.  Dirty, filthy patients prone to skin affections.
Sulphur has been reputed as a capillary stimulant to the ciculation of the skin and mucous membranes and to the venous system of pelvis.
www.indiangyan.com /books/homeopathybooks/homeopathic_matria/sulphur.shtml   (1137 words)

 SO2 - Molecule of the Month
Sulphur forms two main oxides; the gas sulphur dioxide (SO) and the liquid sulphur trioxide (SO Sulphur dioxide is a dense colourless gas, which is soluble in water, and has a suffocating and unpleasant smell of burnt matches.
Sulphur dioxide is an acidic gas and this can easily be demonstrated by adding water and a few drops of universal indicator to a container of the gas.
Sulphur dioxide is a major component of acid rain since it mixes with water vapour in the atmosphere, reacting to produce sulphuric acid (H
www.chm.bris.ac.uk /motm/so2/so2h.htm   (524 words)

 Innovations: Trapping Sulphur Jun98
Thanks to its inherently low sulphur emissions and low operating costs, flash technology is gaining ground as the smelting industry keeps reducing emissions and increasing capacity.
The sulphur is released in the form of sulphur dioxide, the amount of which is more than double that of metallic copper.
Sulphur fixation is 99.9%, which makes the Kennecott copper smelter the cleanest in the world.
copper.org /innovations/1998/06/outokumpu.html   (1078 words)

 Sulphur Manual Ch.1
Sulphur, also spelled as “sulfur”; is a nonmetallic, odorless, tasteless chemical element, insoluble in water, having the Periodic Table atomic symbol of “S”.
As a mineral, sulphur appears as a pale yellow, brittle crystalline form, which is known as “native sulphur.” When the element is burned, it produces the familiar smell of sulphur (rotten egg smell).
Sulphur (Sanskrit, sulvere; Latin, sulphurium) was known to the ancients, being referred to as brimstone in the Bible (Genesis).
www.window.state.tx.us /taxinfo/audit/sulphur/ch1.htm   (1063 words)

 Marine Sulphur Queen Coast Guard Report Summary of Findings
The SS MARINE SULPHUR QUEEN, a T2-SE-A1 type tank vessel of U.S. Registry, converted to carry molten sulphur, departed Beaumont, Texas, with a full cargo of 15,260 tons on the afternoon of 2 February 1963 enroute Norfolk, Va. The ship and crew of 39 men disappeared.
The amount of molten sulphur which leaked through this crack prior to its repair in January of 1962 cannot be determined because of the sulphur spill in the pump house of No. 3 tank on 28 December 1961.
The amount of sulphur was so great that it was necessary for the crew to remove the solidified sulphur on each return voyage to keep it from plugging the bilge suctions.
home.pacbell.net /corwind/cgreport.html   (1859 words)

 Scope 48 - Sulphur Cycling on the Continents, Chapter 2, An Overview of the Atmospheric Sulphur Cycle
The second is to identify areas of difficulty in the study of the sulphur cycle which may arise, usually at the interface between different reservoirs in the cycle, and thus, at the interface between the different disciplines involved.
The approximate 1980 regional apportionment of fossil-fuel sulphur emissions is: China and Japan, 16%; USA and Canada, 28%; Europe, 34%; the remainder of the Northern Hemisphere, 15% ; and the Southern Hemisphere, 7% (Hameed and Dignon, 1988).
Sulphur dioxide undergoes oxidation in the gas phase, primarily with the hydroxyl radical, on the surface of particles, or in precipitation elements, through oxidation with the peroxyl radical or ozone, or in the presence of metal catalysts.
www.icsu-scope.org /downloadpubs/scope48/chapter02.html   (6639 words)

 BP Ultimate Australia - Lower sulphur   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sulphur in fuel contributes directly to the emission of sulphur dioxide into the environment and while the majority of sulphur dioxide emissions are produced by industry and domestic heating, a significant amount is also emitted by motor vehicles.
Sulphur dioxide, in turn, leads to the formation of sulphate particles which can be associated with a variety of health effects, and contribute to the visible haze familiar to anyone who has walked or cycled alongside traffic congested roads.
The sulphur present in fuel reduces the efficiency of your car’s catalytic converter which means that over time it loses its ability to reduce the harmful emissions from your engine.
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 A History of the Louisiana Sulphur Industry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although sulphur is found in many parts of the world, the American sulphur industry was born in Louisiana in the last decade of the 19th century.
At this time all sulphur was sold in solid form, and large power shovels broke up this solid sulphur in the vats and loaded it by conveyor belts to railroad cars, ocean-going vessels and barges.
As the sulphur industry continues to expand and grow in Louisiana, and along its coast, it maintains its course in furthering the economic well-being of the state of Louisiana.
www.loyno.edu /history/journal/1985-6/byrnes.htm   (2649 words)

 Sulphur Bank EA, Affected Environment, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Sulphur Bank is one of the primary places for meeting an important interpretive objective - increasing visitor understanding of active volcanic processes at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.
Primary distant views of Sulphur Bank are from the trail as it enters the area both from the Pa hula side and the Steam Vents side.
The Sulphur Bank area was identified as a point of interest as early as 1846 on a map of the Kilauea area.
www.nps.gov /havo/manage/easul_environment.htm   (3173 words)

 Low sulphur gasoline   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The reduction of sulphur in gasoline is a component of that plan.
Synchronizing Canada's move to low sulphur gasoline with that of Europe would provide independent marketers with a wider range of supply choices, and enable them to keep their prices in line with those of the major oil companies thus ensuring that they can compete more effectively.
The Canadian sulphur requirement for an annual average of less than 30 ppm with a maximum level of 80 ppm is approximately equivalent to the European per litre maximum of 50 ppm, which comes into effect 2005.
www.ec.gc.ca /press/sulphur_b_e.htm   (1461 words)

 Ultra HealthNotes : ultralife
Sulphur is a mineral needed for the manufacture of many proteins, including those forming hair, muscles, and skin.
Sulphur is also a constituent of bones, teeth, and collagen (the protein in connective tissue).
Sulphur also occurs in garlic and onions and may be partially responsible for the health benefits associated with these items.
www.ultralifeshop.co.uk /healthnotes.asp?org=ultralife&ContentID=2914003   (353 words)

Sulphur compounds are also responsible for the smell in garlic, mustard, onions and cabbage.
Sulphur is fixed into proteins in plants, and acquired by animals who eat the plant materials.
This is why sulphur is a common (and unwelcome) component of coal, oil and, to a lesser extent, natural gas.
www.atlanticeurope.com /Elements/Sulphur.html   (749 words)

 Sulphur and its Compounds
Sulphur is a non-metallic element which exists in different crystal forms known as allotropes.
Sulphur dioxide has a boiling point of -10.0 ºC at a pressure of 101 kPa, and a melting point of -75.5 ºC. The molecule is planar, with the sulphur atom attached to two oxygen atoms, making an angle of 119º.
Millions of tons of sulphuric acid are made every year by the contact process, which converts raw sulphur, oxygen and water to sulphuric acid.
www.physchem.co.za /Inorganic/Sulphur.htm   (1078 words)

 Agrium - Sulphur
Sulphur is one of the most abundant elements in the earth's crust.
Sulphur is a building block of proteins, enzymes and vitamins and is a key ingredient in the formation of chlorophyll.
Crops which are sulphur deficient typically show stunted or tall spindly growth, general yellowing of younger leaves and reduced seed set.
www.agrium.com /products_services/ingredients_for_growth/sulphur/ndex.jsp   (146 words)

 FindHealthNews : News, Reviews and Articles On Sulphur
The sulphur enrichment at the surface is correlated with the amount of magnesium, which points to magnesium sulphate...
The government's clean fuels programme involves the removal of lead and the reduction of sulphur in petrol and diesel by January 2006 and the further reduction of sulphur and the removal of benzene by 2010...
The rover found residue of sulphur and magnesium in a trench it had dug in the Gusev Crater, in concentrations that suggest the minerals are combined as magnesium sulphate, or Epsom salt...
www.findhealthnews.com /files/Sulphur_Minerals.html   (3872 words)

 Sulphur (S) - Chemical properties, Health and Environmental effects
Sulphur is a multivalent non-metal, abundant, tasteless and and odorless.
The major derivative of sulphur is sulphuric acid (H2SO4), one of the most important elements used as an industrial raw material.
Sulphur is also used in batteries, detergents, fungicides, manufacture of fertilizers, gun power, matches and fireworks.
www.lenntech.com /Periodic-chart-elements/S-en.htm   (589 words)

 Sulphur Dell: Photos, timeline and commentary on baseball league and teams of ballpark in Nashville, Tennessee
Once known as "Baseball's Most Historic Park Since 1870", Sulphur Dell in Nashville, Tennessee, was the home of the Nashville Vols in the Southern Association from 1901 until 1961 and in the South Atlantic League in 1963.
Whether you wish to relive your special memory of Sulphur Dell, or want to learn more about the history of the old ballpark or Nashville baseball, the information provided here is for your personal enjoyment and your visit is welcome.
"Sulphur Dell", "Sulphur Dell Baseball's Most Historic Park Since 1870"and "Nashville Vols Baseball" trademarks are owned by Skip Nipper.
www.sulphurdell.com   (393 words)

 Sulphur defense puts squeeze on Rummel
Sulphur's swarming, blitzing defense choked the Raiders' offense in a 7-0 Class 5A victory before 8,000 fans.
On Rummel's first possession, running back Andrel Johnson led the Raiders from their 26-yard line to the Sulphur 29, where a 46-yard field goal attempt by Robby Broach was wide with 55 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
Sulphur (11-3) scored its lone touchdown in the second quarter on a drive of 63 yards.
www.nola.com /prepfootball/t-p/index.ssf?/base/sports-3/116504443242000.xml&coll=1   (474 words)

 "Sulphur" - Shopping.com
Sulphur is also an important soil nutrient for promoting dise...
Sulphur is used for skin diseases with itching, burning and dryness.
Sulphur Fungicide is a specially prepared micronic sulfur suitable for use as a dust or spray.
www.shopping.com /xCC-Sulphur   (599 words)

 LOSS OF SULPHUR ATOM REDUCES ACTIVITY OF CATALYST   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The sulphur atom is directly removed from the compound or a chemical reaction (hydrogenation) takes place after which the atom is removed.
The results of Vogelaar refute the generally accepted theory that for both mechanisms a sulphur atom must first of all be removed from the active phase.
For the direct removal of sulphur a so-called 'vacant position' is indeed necessary.
www.newmaterials.com /news/2105.asp   (781 words)

 Sulphur Blocks
HAZCO persistently points to Shell's Shantz sulphur facility, west of Didsbury, Alberta, and indicates that the Shantz facility is the model for the sulphur facility proposed for Lamont County.
None of the sulphur intended to be dumped in Lamont County is produced in Lamont County.
From the perspective of Westcoast Energy, as they stated to the National Energy Board, considering that the sulphur pipeline had been used to transport millions of tonnes of sulphur, the few kilograms of spilled and burned sulphur represent a trivial concern and a testament to how well and secure their pipeline operations is.
www.fathersforlife.org /Bruderheim/sulphur_storage/sulphur_blocks.htm   (1294 words)

 ESA Portal - Sulphur dioxide levels fall sharply near Etna
Sulphur dioxide is one of the chief gases responsible for acid rain, the phenomenon that reduces atmospheric visibility and causes damage to forests, soils, fish and other creatures, materials and human health.
The University of Bremen analysis of sulphur dioxide levels around Etna on 10 November found the concentrations as high as 3.3 Dobson Units, or DUs, a standard measure of gas concentration in the atmosphere.
According to Richter, the largest sulphur dioxide value measured in the last two weeks around El Reventador was 10 DU, the same as Etna's, but the high concentrations were observed on more occasions.
www.esa.int /export/esaCP/ESAIRB7708D_index_0.html   (724 words)

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