The generation of sulfur dioxide by combusting elemental sulfur has a wide range of industrial applications: fungicide, disinfectant, and food preservative for fruits and wine. It is also used in some wood pulping process and as a bleaching agent for paper, textiles, oils, etc.
Our system can utilize either solid sulfur or molten sulfur as a basis for the process. The molten sulfur is combusted in a pressurized chamber using atomizing air. This results in a high combustion temperature as well as a high sulfur dioxide concentration, minimizing sulfur trioxide generation. The system is designed for complete automation so that changes in the sulfur dioxide demand are compensated for directly in the amount of sulfur burned.