Sulfur Dioxide Supplier to Columbus

Delille Oxygen Company is a trusted distributor of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) to many enterprises throughout Columbus.

Sulphur Dioxide is a colorless, irritating, nonflammable, poisonous, liquefied gas shipped under its own vapor pressure in cylinders, ton containers, or small (1,000–5,000 gallon) tanks. Sulfur dioxide shows up in nature, most obviously as a result of volcanic eruptions, when hydrocarbons containing sulfur catch fire in the atmosphere. Commercial production is pretty much exclusively as a byproduct of other manufacturing; the method by which it’s generated is dependent upon the call for other products. A frequent source of sulfur dioxide has been the production of calcium silicate cement from calcium sulfate and coke.

Undoubtedly the largest use of sulfur dioxide is in petroleum refining. Through the Claus Process, petroleum refiners end up with elemental sulfur and water when they mix sulfur dioxide with hydrogen-sulfide-containing hydrocarbons.

Since the ancient Romans first set down their wine production techniques, sulfur dioxide has been employed extensively to reduce the oxidation of fermenting spirits. The largest use of packaged quantities of sulfur dioxide remains as a preservative applied in the process of making wine. SO2 enjoys use also as preservative for dried fruits; it helps fruits to keep their color and thwarts the excessive growth of microorganisms.

In the old days, prior to the synthesis and commercialization of chlorofluorocarbons in the 1930’s, sulfur dioxide, as well as ammonia and methyl chloride, found wide use in mechanical refrigeration.

Today, SO2 is used as well generate part-per-million-level calibration gas mixtures for the petrochemical industry and environmental emission monitoring.

Looking for a dependable source of sulfur dioxide in Columbus? Call us, Delille Oxygen Company, at (614) 444-1177 or contact us online. We deliver PurityPlus® sulfur dioxide all across this market. You can rest assured we also carry other products from PurityPlus®, the most respected name in specialty gases.