ASTM D5016 - 08e1

    Standard Test Method for Total Sulfur in Coal and Coke Combustion Residues Using a High-Temperature Tube Furnace Combustion Method with Infrared Absorption

    Active Standard ASTM D5016 | Developed by Subcommittee: D05.29

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.06


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    Significance and Use

    The percent sulfur content of the ash derived from coal or coke can be calculated to sulfur trioxide content. This information can be used in combination with results from the determination of major, minor and or trace elements in the same ash to calculate results on a sulfur trioxide free-basis or to calculate total recovered analyte.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes a procedure using a high-temperature tube furnace and infrared detection for the determination of sulfur in coal and coke combustion residues, including lab ashes and residues from coal and coke combustion.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    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

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

    D3682 Test Method for Major and Minor Elements in Combustion Residues from Coal Utilization Processes

    D3683 Test Method for Trace Elements in Coal and Coke Ash by Atomic Absorption

    D4326 Test Method for Major and Minor Elements in Coal and Coke Ash By X-Ray Fluorescence

    D4621 Guide for Quality Management in an Organization That Samples or Tests Coal and Coke

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

    D6349 Test Method for Determination of Major and Minor Elements in Coal, Coke, and Solid Residues from Combustion of Coal and Coke by Inductively Coupled Plasma--Atomic Emission Spectrometry

    D6357 Test Methods for Determination of Trace Elements in Coal, Coke, and Combustion Residues from Coal Utilization Processes by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry, Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, and Graphite Furnace Atomic Ab


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.10 (Solid fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101601(Coal); 15101604(Coke)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D5016-08E01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D5016-08e1, Standard Test Method for Total Sulfur in Coal and Coke Combustion Residues Using a High-Temperature Tube Furnace Combustion Method with Infrared Absorption, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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