sulphur dioxide


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sulphur dioxide

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(Elements & Compounds) a colourless soluble pungent gas produced by burning sulphur. It is both an oxidizing and a reducing agent and is used in the manufacture of sulphuric acid, the preservation of a wide range of foodstuffs (E220), bleaching, and disinfecting. Formula: SO2. Systematic name: sulphur(IV) oxide
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Noun1.sulphur dioxide - 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
dioxide - an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule
pollutant - waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
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sulphur dioxide

, (US) sulfur dioxide

sulphur dioxide

nanidride f solforosa, biossido di zolfo
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The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (April 15) that two fresh beef samples were found to contain sulphur dioxide, a preservative which is not permitted to be used in fresh meat.
Cheshire West and Chester Council says 'flaring activity' atStanlow oil refinerywas responsible for 25 'exceedances' in sulphur dioxide (SO2) levels on just one day.
Summary: The volcano continues to show signs of restiveness within despite the easing of sulphur dioxide emission, Phivolcs says
Heron Foods' Basted Turkey Breast Joints could affect anyone who is sensitive to sulphur dioxide. The product doesn't inform consumers its pink meat contains sulphur dioxide - a colourless toxic gas formed in the burning process of production.
Marshall said Vale has completed around 55 per cent of the work required to finish the ambitious project, which is projected to reduce the Copper Cliff smelter's sulphur dioxide emissions by 85 per cent from its current levels when the project wraps up.
International Resource News-October 12, 2015--Calabrian to build liquid Sulphur Dioxide production facility in Eastern Canada
Valley Cottage, NY, July 17, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions are caused by combustion of fossil fuels, such as coal and oil.
Introducing three more parameters -- Sulphur dioxide, oxides of Nitrogen and Mercury -- in addition to the current Particulate Matter content to judge the actual levels of pollution from a thermal plant, the government has fixed 600 mg per normal cubic metre as the standards for Sulphur dioxide for units smaller than 500 MW capacity units while those with capacity below 200 MW have to limit their Sulphur emissions by 200 mg per Normal cubic metre.
Air pollution with sulphur dioxide, ammonia remained unchanged since the previous month.
When purifying air from the sulphur dioxide of organic nature, the flow of polluted air is blown through all five layers of bio-medium with the help of a ventilator.
The authors searched five databases for studies that investigated the association between daily increases in gaseous (carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone) and particulate air pollutants and heart failure and associated morbidity and mortality.
Response of Italian cultivars of wheat, barley, maize and grasses to long-term fumigations with sulphur dioxide. Environmental Technology 11, 679-685.