Ultra-S3 Animation Video Transcript

The dangers of hydrogen sulfide, also known as H2S, are widespread and can cause many problems.

Perhaps a relatively minor, but incredibly frustrating problem with H2S… is that it STINKS! That awful sulfur smell can be a big problem for municipalities and plants that are close to residences or offices.

A more significant problem… and the most expensive one is what hydrogen sulfide does to infrastructure. Each year H2S causes hundreds of millions of dollars in damage from corrosion and deterioration to sewage systems, treatment plants and other industrial facilities.

At higher concentrations, hydrogen sulfide can cause very serious health problems and even death. It is one of the leading causes of workplace gas inhalation deaths in the United States.

Ultra-S3 eliminates hydrogen sulfide. It's an effective oxidizing system that has been used successfully in the United States and abroad for more than a decade. It's very economical and significantly more effective than hydrogen peroxide alone. It's been used to treat landfills, waste water treatment facilities, waste water retention ponds, food processing plants, chemical plants, paper mills, and sewage lines.

The first step in using Ultra-S3 is to test the pH of the water it will be used with. For optimal results, the water must have a neutral pH of 7.2-8.4.

In the next step, measure the concentration of H2S with the appropriate equipment. The target range is greater than 15ppm.

Ultra-S3 is available in 55 gallon drums or 275 gallon totes.

Using peristaltic metering pumps, introduce the Ultra-S3 and oxidant into the system. In this example we are using hydrogen peroxide for the oxidant.

Deploy the solution into the system as far “upstream” as possible to provide maximum treatment time.

Ultra-S3 and the oxidant must thoroughly mix by natural agitation or, if necessary, by mechanical means.

Examining the reaction at a molecular level helps explain exactly what occurs. When combined with an oxidant, Ultra-S3 produces hydroxyl radicals that are capable of treating a variety of recalcitrant organic compounds. Hydroxyl radicals are highly efficient oxidizers that break down difficult chemical bonds, remediating organic compounds to non-detectable levels.

In this case, hydrogen peroxide is the oxidant. It's present in the water with hydrogen sulfide and S3.

S3 splits one hydrogen peroxide molecule into two hydroxyl radicals, which are much more effective at neutralizing H2S than hydrogen peroxide alone.
The hydroxyl radicals neutralize the hydrogen sulfide molecule. Removing the hydrogen atoms, and leaving behind elemental sulfur.

S3 continues to create hydroxyl radicals from hydrogen peroxide, enabling the rapid conversion of hydrogen sulfide into elemental sulfur.

Continue measuring H2S until it has reached acceptable levels.

For more information on Ultra-S3 please visit our website at www.ultra-s3.com or call us at 800.353.1611 or 904.292.1611


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