sulphur is the chemical element that has the atomic number 16 and it is
denoted with the symbol S. It is an abundant multivalent non-metal. Sulfur,
in its native form, is a yellow crystalline solid.
Sulphur is a pale yellow, odourless, brittle solid, which is insoluble in
water but soluble in carbon disulphide.
native in the vicinity of volcanos and hot springs. It is widely distributed
in nature as iron pyrites, galena, sphalerite, cinnabar, stibnite, gypsum,
epsom salts, celestite, barite, etc.
- Sulfur is a component
of black gunpowder, and is used in the vulcanization of natural rubber and
a fungicide. It is also used extensively in making phosphatic fertilizers.
A tremendous tonnage is used to produce sulfuric acid, the most important
- Sulfur compounds are
also used in detergents, fungicides, dyestuffs, and agrichemicals. In
silver-based photography sodium and ammonium thiosulfate are used as
- Sulfur is an ingredient
in some acne treatments.
- Sulfur is used as a
light-generating medium in the rare lighting fixtures known as sulfur
- Sulfur is an emerging
market. Strong Growth is expected in this segment.
- The global sulfur
industry remained divided into two sectors―discretionary and
- Worldwide recovered
sulfur output is expected to increase
significantly in the future. For the next 2 or 3 years, sulfur
supply and demand is expected to be reasonably well balanced.
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