Standard Historical Last Updated: Sep 19, 2016
ASTM D5016-08e1

Standard Test Method for Total Sulfur in Coal and Coke Combustion Residues Using a High-Temperature Tube Furnace Combustion Method with Infrared Absorption

Significance and Use

The percent sulfur content of the ash derived from coal or coke can be calculated to sulfur trioxide content. This information can be used in combination with results from the determination of major, minor and or trace elements in the same ash to calculate results on a sulfur trioxide free-basis or to calculate total recovered analyte.


1.1 This test method describes a procedure using a high-temperature tube furnace and infrared detection for the determination of sulfur in coal and coke combustion residues, including lab ashes and residues from coal and coke combustion.

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 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 05.06
Developed by Subcommittee: D05.29
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/D5016-08E01
ICS Code: 75.160.10