Sulfur Dioxide Supplier to Riverside

Elite Air is a respected provider of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) to a diverse cross-section of businesses throughout Riverside.

Sulphur Dioxide is a colorless, irritating, nonflammable, lethal, 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 noticeably as a result of volcanic activity, when hydrocarbons containing sulfur combust in the atmosphere. Commercial production is almost always as a byproduct of other manufacturing; the method by which it’s generated is a function of demand for other products. A source most often relied upon for sulfur dioxide has been the creation of calcium silicate cement from calcium sulfate and coke.

Arguably the most significant use of sulfur dioxide is in petroleum refining. Via the Claus Process, petroleum refiners produce elemental sulfur and water by adding sulfur dioxide to hydrocarbons that also contain hydrogen sulfide.

Ever since wine production was first documented by the ancient Romans, sulfur dioxide has been applied almost universally to control the oxidation of fermenting spirits. The most generally accepted use of packaged amounts of sulfur dioxide is still as a preservative in winemaking. SO2 is equally sought as preservative for dried fruits; it enables fruits to hold on to their color and inhibits the reproduction 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 extensive use in mechanical refrigeration.

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

We invite any commercial enterprise in Riverside looking for a reliable source of sulfur dioxide to contact us, Elite Air, online or call us at (951) 686-7822. We distribute PurityPlus® sulfur dioxide pretty much everywhere in this area. You can rest assured we also carry other products from PurityPlus®, the premier name in specialty gases.