Hydrogen Sulfide Supplier to Portland

Hydrogen Sulfide (H₂S), a colorless, flammable, toxic gas that reeks of rotten eggs, is typically regarded as a contaminant in natural gas. It does indeed have its uses, though – which is the reason Cryo-Source makes PurityPlus® Hydrogen Sulfide available at competitive prices in Portland.

High levels of Hydrogen Sulfide can be extracted from “sour” natural gas fields to limit corrosion in collection and transmission pipeline systems, which improves the natural gas’s heat content and rendering it more commercially viable. The collected Hydrogen Sulfide is most typically converted to elemental sulfur via controlled oxidation. Relatively small quantities of H₂S are then dried and purified for the commercial market.

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

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

If you’re looking for PurityPlus® Hydrogen Sulfide in Portland, call Cryo-Source today at 503-235-0168 or contact us online for any specialty gas needs.