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Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

Sulfur dioxide is a compound formed by combining the elements sulfur and oxygen.

Sulfur dioxide is not flammable or explosive in either its gaseous or liquid state, it is a relatively stable chemical.

Because of its oxidizing and reducing properties, SO2 is an excellent solvent for many chemicals, and acts as a preservative in numerous food applications. The following industries make significant use of sulfur dioxide: petroleum, pulp and paper, glass, sweetener, beverage, mining, waste and water treatment, clay, electric power, textiles, farming, and chemical.