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Significance and Use
4.1 Carbon and hydrogen values can be used to determine the amount of oxygen (air) required in combustion processes and for calculation of the efficiency of combustion processes.
4.2 Carbon and hydrogen determinations can be used in calculations including material balance, reactivity and yields of products relevant to coal conversion processes such as gasification and liquefaction.
4.3 Carbon and nitrogen values can be used in material balance calculations employed for emission accounting purposes.
Note 2: The bulk composition of coal changes at a rate that varies from coal to coal during storage. As a result using coal for calibration can yield incorrect estimates of carbon, and hydrogen content in particular.
1.1 Test Method A covers the determination of carbon in the range of 54.9 % to 84.7 %, hydrogen in the range of 3.25 % to 5.10 %, and nitrogen in the range of 0.57 % to 1.80 % in the analysis samples ( ) of coal.
1.1.1 Test Method B covers the determination of carbon in analysis samples of coal in the range of 58.0 % to 84.2 %, and carbon in analysis samples of coke in the range of 86.3 % to 95.2 %.
Note 1: The coals included in the interlaboratory study employed to derive the precision statement for this standard cover ASTM rank lignite A to low volatile bituminous. Additional information concerning the composition of these coals appears in . The cokes used in the interlaboratory study employed to derive the precision statement for coke included an equal number of met cokes and pet cokes.
1.2 All percentages are percent mass fractions unless otherwise noted.
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.
D346/D346M Practice for Collection and Preparation of Coke Samples for Laboratory Analysis
D2013 Practice for Preparing Coal Samples for Analysis
D3173 Test Method for Moisture in the Analysis Sample of Coal and Coke
D3176 Practice for Ultimate Analysis of Coal and Coke
D3180 Practice for Calculating Coal and Coke Analyses from As-Determined to Different Bases
D5865 Test Method for Gross Calorific Value of Coal and Coke
D7582 Test Methods for Proximate Analysis of Coal and Coke by Macro Thermogravimetric Analysis
ICS Number Code 75.160.10 (Solid fuels)
UNSPSC Code 15101601(Coal)
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ASTM D5373-14e2, Standard Test Methods for Determination of Carbon, Hydrogen and Nitrogen in Analysis Samples of Coal and Carbon in Analysis Samples of Coal and Coke, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top