Training Courses / Course Detail
Implementation of new regulations for power plant emissions will increase the demand for testing of fossil fuels and plant emissions. Until now, comprehensive training on the coal characterization standards that are used every day around the world was not available outside of the laboratories that use these standards. Now ASTM offers you the opportunity to receive a comprehensive review of good laboratory practices in coal chemistry focusing on the standards most frequently used in coal chemistry labs.
Laboratory technicians and chemists, professionals new to testing, and anyone working in fossil fuel testing laboratories will benefit from this course. A B.S. Chemist degree or a Chemical Technician degree or equivalent with 3-5 years experience is recommended.
This class starts immediately after the close of the ASTM Committee D05 on Coal and Coke meeting. Participants are invited to come to the D05 meeting and stay for the class.
Day One (1:00pm -5:00 pm)
* Composition and Classifications of Coal
* ASTM International and Coal Standards
* Preparation of Coal Samples
*Calculating Analytical Values of Coal to Different Bases
Day 2 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
* Proximate Analysis
* Ultimate Analysis
* Precision and Bias
* Miscellaneous Analyses
* Composition of Coal and Coke Ash
* Thermal Swelling and Plastic Properties of Coals
ASTM Coal Chemistry Techncian Training Certificate Program
* Free 1-year membership in ASTM International and Committee D05
* Copy of the Annual Book of ASTM Standard, Volume 05.06, Gaseous Fuels, Coal, and Coke
* Copy of Coal Analysis
* Course Notes
* Certificate of Completion with 1.4 Continuing Education Units
* Refreshment Breaks
This course is taught by Dr. John T. Riley, Professor Emeritus from Western Kentucky University, where he taught advanced analytical and coal chemistry courses. Dr. Riley has served as Manager of the Coal and Fuel Characterization Laboratory, Director of the Center for Coal Science, and Director of the Materials Characterization Center of Western Kentucky University. Dr. Riley is the Vice Chairman of ASTM International Committee D05 on Coal and Coke and belongs to numerous other professional societies. He is the author or coauthor of hundreds of papers presented at scientific meetings, and 168 publications. Dr Riley received his B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Western Kentucky University and his Ph.D. in Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry from the University of Kentucky.
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