Sulphur Dioxide

  • (noun): A colorless toxic gas (SO2) that occurs in the gases from volcanoes; used in many manufacturing processes and present in industrial emissions; causes acid rain.
    Synonyms: sulfur dioxide

Some articles on dioxide, sulphur dioxide, sulphur:

Prediction Of Volcanic Activity - Methods - Gas Emissions
... like what happens when you open a bottle of soda and carbon dioxide escapes ... Sulphur dioxide is one of the main components of volcanic gases, and increasing amounts of it herald the arrival of increasing amounts of magma near the surface ... on May 13, 1991, an increasing amount of sulphur dioxide was released from Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines ...
James Bert Garner - Accomplishments
... While working on methods of recovering sulphur dioxide from copper smelter gases, something happened to recall his favorite experiment at the University of Chicago ... he found that it absorbed sulphur dioxide from the air stream, as well as the ammonia of the experiment...He guessed the British troops were overcome by chlorine gas ... found that it adsorbed {not "absorbed"} sulphur dioxide from the air stream, as well as the ammonia of the experiment ...
Nyamuragira - Sulphur Dioxide
... Nyamuragira volcano is responsible for a large portion of the sulfur dioxide released into the atmosphere by volcanoes. ...
St. Clair Power Plant - Environmental Impact - Sulphur Dioxide
... the United States list of dirtiest power plants in terms of sulphur dioxide emissions per megawatt-hour of electrical energy produced in 2006 ... Sulphur emissions could be lowered by using flue-gas desulfurization units, better known as SO2 "scrubbers", like those of Lambton Generating Station across the St ...

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