HC Deb 17 June 1958 vol 589 c77W
Mr. Hastings

asked the Paymaster-General what percentage of sulphur compounds are contained in average samples of petrol, paraffin used for burning and diesel oil, respectively; and what changes take place in these sulphur compounds on complete combustion.

Sir I. Horobin

The percentages of sulphur are approximately 0.05, 0.05 and 0.5, respectively. Complete combustion converts the sulphur almost entirely into sulphur dioxide.

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