ASTM-D4606 Standard Test Method for Determination of Arsenic and Selenium in Coal by the Hydride Generation/Atomic Absorption Method

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Standard Test Method for Determination of Arsenic and Selenium in Coal by the Hydride Generation/Atomic Absorption Method



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1.1 This test method2 covers the determination of total arsenic in the range of 0.7 ug/g to 12 ug/g and selenium in the range of 0.6 ug/g to 5 ug/g in coal.

1.2 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses after SI units are provided for information only and are not considered 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Significance and Use

4.1 This test method permits measurement of the total mass fraction of arsenic and selenium in coal for the purpose of evaluating these elements where they can be of concern, for example, in coal combustion. When coal samples are prepared for analysis in accordance with this test method, the arsenic and selenium are quantitatively retained and are representative of the total mass fraction in the coal.


arsenic; atomic absorption; Eschka mixture; hydride generation; selenium ;

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

05.06 (Gaseous Fuels; Coal and Coke)

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75.160.10 (Solid fuels Including coal products, coke, peat, wood, derivatives of coal pyrolysis, etc. Coals, see 73.040)

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Dec. 15, 2021

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Test Method

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