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Sulfur HistorySulfur ProductionSulfur ProcessingSulfur Properties
Elemental Sulfur, also known as Brimstone in its natural state, has been recognized for thousands of years. It is a non-metallic element, S on the periodic chart, with an atomic number of 16. Follow the history of sulfur from biblical times to today, noting the technological leaps in production, and the various processing methods available.
Sulfur uses affect our daily lives in everything from automobile tires to veterinary medicinal salves. The familiar rotten egg odor in drinking water is a result of minute releases of hydrogen sulfide gas. In its pure state, sulfur is odorless and has many beneficial properties.