ASTM D5263 - 15

    Standard Test Method for Determining the Relative Degree of Oxidation in Bituminous Coal by Alkali Extraction

    Active Standard ASTM D5263 | Developed by Subcommittee: D05.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.06


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method is a relative measure of the degree of oxidation present in coal. It does not determine the quantitative amount of oxidized coal present. It is only intended to serve as a guide to the supplier, buyer, and user for selecting coals for metallurgical use.

    Note 1: Lower rank bituminous coals are more easily extracted than higher rank coal.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This colorimetric test method describes the determination of the relative degree of oxidation by alkali extraction of coals that are high volatile A bituminous to low volatile bituminous in rank.

    1.2 This test cannot be sensitive to thermally oxidized coal. It is intended for coals that may be oxidized as a result of weathering.

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

    1.4 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

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D7448 Practice for Establishing the Competence of Laboratories Using ASTM Procedures in the Sampling and Analysis of Coal and Coke


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 73.040 (Coals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101601(Coal)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D5263-15

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D5263-15, Standard Test Method for Determining the Relative Degree of Oxidation in Bituminous Coal by Alkali Extraction, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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