Disposal of Hydrogen Sulfide: Conventional and Photochemical Methods

  • E. Borgarello
  • R. Pappa
  • N. Serpone
  • E. Pelizzetti
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 237)


Hydrogen sulfide is a product which is occurring in many natural and industrial processes. It is usually transformed into sulfur by the claus processes and then in a second step to sulfuric acid. Hidrogen sulfide is a poison and it must be considered a severe pollutant due to the large quantities produced. There are several ways to degrade hydrogen sulfide, beside the clous process, which can also recover hidrogen from it. A number of thermal and photochemical processes are analyzed. Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution from analkaline solution containing hydrogen sulfide in presence at Rh loaded CdS is discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Borgarello
    • 1
  • R. Pappa
    • 2
  • N. Serpone
    • 3
  • E. Pelizzetti
    • 4
  1. 1.Eniricerche SpaS.Donato MilaneseItaly
  2. 2.Eniricerche SpaMonterotondoItaly
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryConcordia UniversityMontrealCanada
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Chimica AnaliticaUniversità di TorinoItaly

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