Studying the Composition of Coal

A piece of good, high-quality coal is a valuable resource with many practical uses. One of the most critical steps in working with coal is ensuring the effective separation of poor from good quality coal. This typically requires a series of accurate carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen determinations.

The CHN828 from LECO is a carbon/hydrogen/nitrogen determinator that employs a vertical quartz furnace and a pure oxygen environment to offer robust sample characterization.

Studying the Composition of Coal

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When working with coal, it is possible to use these levels to calculate emission potentials, material/energy balances and reactivity potential – factors that each provide insight into the quality of the coal under investigation.

Studying the Composition of Coal

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LECO acquired approximately 0.1 g samples of three different types of coal and analyzed these in tin foil cups using the CHN828. The results of these analyses enabled LECO - and coal producers - to effectively separate poor and good quality coal, ensuring that only the very best coal is used for fuel purposes.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by LECO Corporation.

For more information on this source, please visit LECO Corporation.

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