Hydrogen sulfide scavenger

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Paper or cloth impregnated with compounds that absorb or react with Hydrogen sulfide. Examples of sorbents are Activated carbon, Activated alumina, and molecular sieves. Examples of antitarnish compounds are Zinc carbonate, fine particle Silver, Zinc oxide, Copper oxide, Aluminum oxide, and some metal salts.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Schwefelwasserstoffabsorber (Deut.); piège à hydrogène sulfuré (Fr.);

Brand names: Silvercloth [Pacific]; Silversheen[Willeeco]; Silver Protection Strips [Hagerty]; Silver Protector strips [3M]; Silver Saver Antitarnish strips [Daubert Coated Products]

Resources and Citations

  • L.S.Mun, "Assessment on the rate of Effectiveness of Pollutant Scavengers on Hydrogen Sulphide" Link
  • L.Selwyn "Historical Silver: Storage, Display and Tarnish Removal" J.IIC-GC, Vol. 15, 1990.
  • M.Gilberg and Cook, "The Use of Hydrogen Sulphide Scavengers for the Protection of Silver Objects in Museum Collections" ICOM Metals Working Group Newsletter Feb 1986 .
  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002