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Significance and Use
5.1 The emission of mercury during coal combustion can be an environmental concern.
5.2 When representative test portions are analyzed according to one of these procedures, the total mercury is representative of concentrations in the sample.
1.1 These test methods cover procedures to determine the total mercury content in a sample of coal or coal combustion residue.
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 Warning: Mercury has been designated by many regulatory agencies as a hazardous material that can cause serious medical issues. Mercury, or its vapor, has been demonstrated to be hazardous to health and corrosive to materials. Caution should be taken when handling mercury and mercury containing products. See the applicable product Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for additional information. Users should be aware that selling mercury and/or mercury containing products into your state or country may be prohibited by law.
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.
D121 Terminology of Coal and Coke
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
D7582 Test Methods for Proximate Analysis of Coal and Coke by Macro Thermogravimetric Analysis
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
ISO StandardISO 5725-6:1994 Accuracy of measurement methods and results-Part 6
ICS Number Code 73.040 (Coals)
UNSPSC Code 15101601(Coal)
ASTM D6414-14, Standard Test Methods for Total Mercury in Coal and Coal Combustion Residues by Acid Extraction or Wet Oxidation/Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top