ASTM D2799 - 13

    Standard Test Method for Microscopical Determination of the Maceral Composition of Coal

    Active Standard ASTM D2799 | Developed by Subcommittee: D05.28

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.06


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The volume percent of physical components of coal is used as an aid in coal seam correlation and in the characterization of coals for their use in carbonization, gasification, liquefaction, and combustion processes.

    5.2 This test method is for use in scientific and industrial research, not compliance or referee tests.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the equipment and techniques used for determining the physical composition of a coal sample in terms of volume percent of the organic components and of mineral matter, if desired.

    1.2 The term weight is temporarily used in this test method because of established trade usage. The word is used to mean both force and mass and care must be taken to determine which is meant in each case (the SI unit for force is newton and for mass, kilogram).

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D121 Terminology of Coal and Coke

    D2797 Practice for Preparing Coal Samples for Microscopical Analysis by Reflected Light

    D2798 Test Method for Microscopical Determination of the Vitrinite Reflectance of Coal

    D3174 Test Method for Ash in the Analysis Sample of Coal and Coke from Coal

    D4239 Test Method for Sulfur in the Analysis Sample of Coal and Coke Using High-Temperature Tube Furnace Combustion

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 73.040 (Coals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101601(Coal)


    DOI: 10.1520/D2799-13

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