ASTM D3684 - 01(2006)

    Standard Test Method for Total Mercury in Coal by the Oxygen Bomb Combustion/Atomic Absorption Method

    Active Standard ASTM D3684 | Developed by Subcommittee: D05.29

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.06

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    Significance and Use

    The possible emission of mercury that may be found in coal from coal combustion is an environmental concern.

    When test portions are burned according to this procedure, the total mercury is quantitatively retained and is representative of concentrations in the whole coal.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes a procedure for the analysis of total mercury in coal.

    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. Specific precautionary statements are given in 8.3.1.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units (IEEE/ASTM SI 10) shall be regarded as the standard.

    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

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D2013 Practice for Preparing Coal Samples for Analysis

    D3173 Test Method for Moisture in the Analysis Sample of Coal and Coke

    D3180 Practice for Calculating Coal and Coke Analyses from As-Determined to Different Bases

    D5142 Test Methods for Proximate Analysis of the Analysis Sample of Coal and Coke by Instrumental Procedures

    E144 Practice for Safe Use of Oxygen Combustion Bombs

    ISO Standards

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.10 (Solid fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101601(Coal)

    DOI: 10.1520/D3684-01R06

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