Sulphur is widely used in manufacturing carbon disulfide, an industrial chemical which is used in large amount in the production of viscose rayon fibers. Carbon disulfide is synthesized directly from the element. Also it can be synthesized as by product from the reaction of sulphur with hydrogen sulfide and methane.
During the production of viscose rayon fibers, several millions of m3 per hour ventilation discharged from viscose plants, for every kilogram of viscose produced. This ventilation includes carbon disulfide from 20 to 240 mg per m3. Thus estimate reaches 20-40 tons of carbon disulfide on daily basis. Mostly people working in the viscose industry or living near viscose plants can be exposed to carbon disulfide emissions.