Is there a quick way or a cheap test (like some kind of strip which would change its color if sulfur is present) to know if the water in a spring has sulfur content in it ?

Specifically, I am looking at making sure there is no sulfur in any of the springs that I may encounter while travelling in South Eastern Asia (Bangladesh, West Bengal(India)).


A quick test to be sure that there is not too much sulfur could be done simply by smelling (sulfured hot springs typically have smell close to rotten eggs).

Though, such a smell could be indicative of sulfur somewhere else (not in the water), and too small concentrations of sulfur in water could smell nothing as well.

  • This isn't really a solution for somebody who is allergic to Sulfur, right ? – happybuddha Jul 31 '13 at 15:03
  • Certainly not, I agree, but it is not specified in the question that one is allergic to sulphur. :) – MikeSec Jul 31 '13 at 16:23

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