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Calcium Sulfide Powder

Calcium Sulfide Powder

Calcium Sulfide Powder
Product No NRE-11053
CAS No. 20548-54-3
Formula CaS
Molecular Weight 72.143g/mol
APS <40 um (Can be Customized)
Purity 99.9%
Density 2.59g/cm3
Color Off White
Melting Point 2525°C
Boiling Point NA

Calcium Sulfide Powder

Calcium sulfide is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula CaS. It is a yellowish-white powder that is slightly soluble in water. Calcium sulfide has several applications across different industries, primarily due to its unique properties. Some of the common applications of calcium sulfide powder are as follows:

In the production of luminous paints: Calcium sulfide, when mixed with zinc sulfide, is used in the production of luminous paints. These paints are commonly employed for creating glow-in-the-dark signs, clock and watch dials, and other similar products.

In the leather industry: Calcium sulfide is used in the leather industry during the liming process. It aids in the removal of hair and other unwanted materials from animal hides by increasing the pH level, thus facilitating the chemical reactions involved in the process.

As a reducing agent in metallurgy: Calcium sulfide can act as a reducing agent in the production of various metals. It is often utilized in the purification and extraction of certain metals from their ores, as well as in the production of other sulfur-containing compounds.

In the production of chemicals: Calcium sulfide is used in the synthesis of various chemicals and chemical compounds, including the production of sulfur dyes and other sulfur-containing compounds.

In wastewater treatment: Calcium sulfide can be used in the treatment of wastewater, particularly for the removal of heavy metals. It aids in the precipitation of heavy metal ions from wastewater, helping to mitigate environmental pollution.

In the petroleum industry: Calcium sulfide is utilized in the petroleum industry as a scavenger for hydrogen sulfide, which is a highly toxic and corrosive gas found in crude oil and natural gas. It helps in the removal of hydrogen sulfide from these sources, preventing corrosion and ensuring the safety of equipment and pipelines.

In the production of insecticides and fungicides: Calcium sulfide is used as an active ingredient in some insecticides and fungicides, helping to control pests and fungal infections in various agricultural settings.