Sulfur

Picture of Sulfur

Sulfur is a chemical element with the symbol S that is known more as red granules and it is sold in Bulk and Bag packing’s.

 

Applications

  1. Approximately 85% (1989) is converted to sulfuric acid (H2SO4): The principal use for the acid is the extraction of phosphate ores for the production of fertilizer manufacturing. Other applications of sulfuric acid include oil refining, wastewater processing, and mineral extraction.

  2. One of the uses of elemental sulfur is in vulcanization of rubber, where polysulfide chains crosslink organic polymers.

  3. Large quantities of sulfites are used to bleachpaper and to preserve dried fruit. Many surfactants and detergents (e.g. sodium lauryl sulfate) are sulfate derivatives.

  4. Calcium sulfate, gypsum, (CaSO4·2H2O) is mined on the scale of 100 million tons each year for use in Portland cement and fertilizers. Sulfur is increasingly used as a component of fertilizers.

  5. Used as fixing agents in photography .

  6. Elemental sulfur is one of the oldest fungicides and pesticides.

  7. Sulfur candles of almost pure sulfur were burned to fumigate structures and wine barrels, but are now considered too toxic for residences.

  8. Another usage is in Bactericide in winemaking and food preservation

  9. Sulfur is also used to make several types of paper, bleach and as electrical insulation. Also Sulfur can be used to create decorative inlays in wooden and matches and on fireworks.

  10. Magnesium sulfate can be applied as an anti-dry substance and a laxative which is an herbal magnesium supplement. Organosulfur compounds are used in pharmaceuticals, dyestuffs, and agrochemicals. Many drugs contain sulfur; early examples being antibacterial sulfonamides, known as sulfa drugs. Sulfur is a part of many bacterial defense molecules.