Sulfur Dioxide Supplier to El Paso

SYOXSA, Inc. is a much relied-upon distributor of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) to quite a few commercial customers across this region surrounding and encompassing El Paso.

Sulphur Dioxide is a colorless, irritating, nonflammable, poisonous, liquefied gas delivered under its own vapor pressure in cylinders, ton containers, or small (1,000–5,000 gallon) tanks. It’s a natural by-product of volcanic occurences and is produced by the combustion of sulfur-containing hydrocarbons in the atmosphere. Commercial production is almost unfailingly as a byproduct of other manufacturing; the method by which it’s generated is dependent upon the call for other products. A source most often relied upon for sulfur dioxide has been the production of calcium silicate cement from calcium sulfate and coke.

It’s generally conceded that the greatest 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 hydrocarbons containing hydrogen sulfide.

From the dawn of ancient Roman wine production, sulfur dioxide has been employed extensively to minimize the oxidation of fermenting spirits. The most frequent use of packaged sulfur dioxide remains as a preservative in winemaking. SO2 enjoys use also as preservative for dried fruits; it enables fruits to retain their color and inhibits the reproduction of microorganisms.

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

Anymore, SO2 is used also produce part-per-million-level calibration gas mixtures for the petrochemical industry and environmental emission monitoring.

Looking for a dependable source of sulfur dioxide in El Paso? Call us, SYOXSA, Inc., at 915-771-7674 or contact us online. We ship PurityPlus® sulfur dioxide all across this area. You can rest assured we also carry other products from PurityPlus®, the premier name in specialty gases.