Total Reduced Sulphur Compounds (TRS)

What are total reduced sulphur compounds?

TRS compounds produce offensive odours similar to rotten eggs or cabbage.

What are the sources of TRS?

Industrial sources of TRS include the steel industry, pulp and paper mills, refineries and sewage treatment facilities. Natural sources include swamps, bogs and marshes.

What are the effects of TRS?

TRS compounds are not normally considered a health hazard. They are, however, a primary cause of odours.