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Analysis of inorganic major and minor compounds in un-ashed coal samples prepared as pressed powder

This data sheet shows that the Epsilon 3X – a high performance energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer – is capable of analyzing Na2O, MgO, Al2O3, SiO2, P2O5, S, K2O, CaO, TiO2, MnO, Fe2O3, SrO and BaO in un-ashed coal samples.

Coal is classified and valued according to its sulfur, phosphorous, volatile and ash content. The composition of ash can effect coal processing, handling and final usage. For example, coking coal used in the steel making industry requires coal with low sulfur and phosphorous content otherwise the quality of steel produced is adversely affected.

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