methyl mercaptan

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meth·yl mer·cap·tan

formed in the intestines by bacterial action on sulfur-containing proteins and appears in urine after ingestion of asparagus (contributing to the characteristic odor); also used in the manufacture of various organic sulfur-containing pesticides and fungicides.
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Investigators said there were no methyl mercaptan detectors on the third floor of the Lannate unit, where Wise first opened a valve and the chemical spewed out.
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Amongst VSC the hydrogen sulfide (H S) and methyl mercaptan (CH SH) are chiefly accountable for causing objectionable mouth odor.
The substance was thought to be methyl mercaptan, added to natural gas to give it an odour and harmful in large amounts.
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Effectively breaks down and eliminates harmful gases, including hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, ammonia, ethyl mercaptan and methyl mercaptan. ECOSORB is used in a variety of settings, including wastewater treatment plants and industrial facilities such as asphalt processing plants, food processing plants and composite fabrication facilities, among others.
These trials, carried out by a leading British manufacturer of ready-meal poultry products tested the effectiveness of their Odex4 system in reducing emissions of hydrogen sulphide, ethylamine, ethyl mercaptan and methyl mercaptan from the factory.
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