Hydrogen Sulfide Supplier to Southern California

Hydrogen Sulfide (H₂S), a colorless, flammable, toxic gas that smells like rotten eggs, is typically regarded as a contaminant in natural gas. It most definitely has its uses, however – which is why WestAir Specialty Gases and Equipment makes PurityPlus® Hydrogen Sulfide available at affordable prices in Southern California.

High levels of Hydrogen Sulfide are commonly extracted from “sour” natural gas fields to reduce corrosion in collection and transmission pipeline systems, which improves the natural gas’s heat content and transforming it to make it more suitable for commercial sale. The collected Hydrogen Sulfide is generally converted to elemental sulfur by monitored oxidation. Relatively small quantities of H₂S are subsequently dried and purified for the commercial market.

Hydrogen Sulfide is sometimes used to form metal sulfides and as a reactive gas for synthesizing high-purity mercaptans. It is commonly associated in error with the distinctive “perfume” of commercial natural gas; usually 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 commonly a component in calibration gases for environmental emission and industrial hygiene control in the parts per million (ppm) range.

To buy PurityPlus® Hydrogen Sulfide in Southern California, call WestAir Specialty Gases and Equipment today at 866-WESTAIR or contact us online for all of your specialty gas needs.