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This one-and-a-half day course provides comprehensive training on the coal characterization standards that are used in laboratories around the world. The course offers a review of good laboratory practices in coal chemistry focusing on the standards most frequently used in coal chemistry labs.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
A B.S. Chemist degree or a Chemical Technician degree or equivalent with 3-5 years experience is recommended.
Day One (8:30pm - 4:30 pm)
Day 2 (8:30 am - 12:30 pm)
An optional examination at the conclusion of the course is available to receive an ASTM Coal Chemistry Technician Training Certificate. The examination will be composed of multiple choice questions. Each student who receives a score of 80% or better will receive a certificate indicating they have successfully achieved the learning objective of the course.
The benefits of receiving a certificate include:
Book of Standards Volume 05.06
Dr. John T. Riley is 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 Chair 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.
Organized in 1898, ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. ASTM standards have grown to be among the world's most widely used and accepted documents. Committee D05 on Coal and Coke developed the standards used in this course. For more information on Committee D05 go to our D05 technical committee page.
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Learning will be assessed through a series of question and answer sessions.
Praise from recent attendees of the course:
"... an excellent course. I was uber-impressed with the instructor's knowledge."
"Good class, well organized and presented."
"Helped me understand the background of the standards."