Instrumental Approach and Diagnosis of Total Inorganics in a Typical Carbonaceous Matter

  • GO Asuen
  • FA Lucas
  • OI Imasuen


Typical Carbonaceous matter are often widespread and reveal relatively wide range of dominant organic types. The instrumental diagnosis to subject them to oxidation, combustion and/or incineration serve till date mandatory fundamental requirement in the further pursuance of their mineralogical and wet Chemical Analysis. The results of the Ash content from three (3) carbonaceous coal-and shaly coal samples from Northeastern England and Scottish fife show that the variation and/or the volatilization of the inherent sensitive elements are related to both the techniques and the sample composition. From the two techniques adopted, the high-and low-temperature methods the Ash values observed/obtained for Westfied shaly and Beaumont coal types are dependent on their derived material source-argillaceous and pure coal components. However, of the inorganic components (Ash) values that can be recovered from any carbonaceous matter, Radio-frequency method appears to suggest the accurate and reliable alternative for their subsequent geochemical appraisal.

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