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Sulfur Industry

Enos Wambu

University of Eldoret

An accomplished environmental chemist, currently heading of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Eldoret, he has over fifteen years of experience in active research. Dr. Enos Wambu is a member of the Kenya Chemical Society.


Esther Nthiga

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

She has 15 years’ work experience, currently teaching analytical and physical chemistry at Dedan Kimathi University in Kenya, she is also the Director of Gender, Disability, and Equity affairs at Dedan Kimathi University.


Elemental Sulfur Oil Recovery Gas Recovery Emerging Sulfur Sources Sulfuric Acid Production Environmental Standards Legislations Medical Industry Atmospheric Emissions Water Pollution Global Distribution Agriculture

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After an initial decline in the sulfur industry in the 1990s due to environmental restrictions and other legislation, the sulfur industry has steadily been recovering, especially in the most recent years. And, even though traditionally sulfur was obtained mainly in elemental form from mining, at the moment, sulfur recoveries from oil, coal, and gas processing plants are increasingly becoming important alternate sulfur sources for the industry. In the same way sulfur had an uninhabited application in agriculture, medicine, rubber, building, and materials industries but now the changing global economic environments occasioned by environmental restrictions and technological transformations, among other forces, are creating new market opportunities in the sulfur value addition chains.

The current book aims to provide an overview of the traditional sulfur industry by examining the historical development of the industry and examining global trends in sulfur production, distribution, and consumption. It also aims to explore emerging trends in the sulfur industry to inform the immanent tendencies, especially in technology development in sulfur productions, utilization, and marketing. Because of the importance of the sulfur industry to the universal environment, an entire section of this book is intended to be devoted to the analysis of trends in environmental pollution and emerging mitigation technologies. Nonetheless, more than ever before, the demand for sulfur has been growing steadily and many players in the industry have increasingly been pursuing emerging market opportunities. It is anticipated that many players in the industry, technology, academia, and related fields will find this volume to be particularly a useful resource for strategic research, training, and in their day-to-day operations within their areas of specialization.

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Enos Wambu

University of Eldoret

Dr. Enos Wamalwa Wambu is a lecturer at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Eldoret, Kenya. He holds a PhD in Chemistry, and also a master’s degree in Chemistry from the Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. Currently, he is the Head of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Univrsity of Eldoret, and the chairperson of Inspection and Acceptance Committee of the University of Eldoret, in charge of inspection of university laboratory and teaching materials. He has also previously acted as the University Coordinator for Students’ Field Trips and Industrial Attachments, and as a chairperson of the transport committee. He has twenty-three years of work experience, eleven of which include university teaching. His fifteen-year research experience includes contributions as journal reviewer for more than five international journals and thesis review for several universities. He has supervised two doctorate theses, five masters’ theses and over twenty-five undergraduate students’ projects to completion. He has participated in six local and international collaborative research projects, four of which as the lead investigator. He has authored over twenty-two research articles published in international peer reviewed journals, and attended and presented in eight scientific conferences, both locally and internationally. His main research interests are in the area of environmental chemistry, pollution and mitigation of environmental degradation.

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