Question of the Day – Friday January 18, 2019

Question – What colorless and highly flammable gas is used or produced in the leather tanning, pulp and paper processing and rayon manufacturing industries and is variously known as “swamp gas”, “stink damp”, and “sour damp”?

Answer- Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless and highly flammable gas used or produced in the leather tanning, pulp and paper processing and rayon manufacturing industries and is variously known as “swamp gas”, “stink damp”, and “sour damp” (https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/hydrogensulfide/; accessed January 2019)