Mercaptans are natural chemicals or any other substance with a sulfurous-smelling pungent characteristic. Mercaptans are found in crude oil and are added to the gas. These mercaptans in the gas act as a warning indicator for gasoline vapors. In addition, mercaptan is used as a warning indicator for hydrogen sulfide which can result from corrosion of pipelines carrying liquefied petroleum gas or liquid petroleum gas. Navigate to this site for more information about removing mercaptan from LPG.
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How to Remove Mercaptan from LPG:
If you’re unfortunate enough to have a mercaptan-scented fuel source like propane or butane, there are a few ways to remove the odor without having to dispose of the gas altogether. You can try using one of these methods:
1) Run the fuel out of your vehicle for a few minutes before use. This will help disperse any mercaptan fumes.
2) Use a commercial odor eliminator like Febreze or Air Wick. These products work by releasing scent molecules that counteract the mercaptan smell. Apply liberally before burning the fuel.
If you have a small business that relies on LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), then you are probably aware of the mercaptan smell that is emitted when the fuel is burned. Here are some simple steps that will help you get rid of mercaptan from your LPG:
1. Remove any empty or full containers of liquefied petroleum gas from around your business premises.
2. Ventilate the area where the liquefied petroleum gas was stored and burned, using fans if necessary.
3. Pour a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar down an open drain near where liquefied petroleum gas was stored and burned, following directions on the container of vinegar.