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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 17, No. 3, 2013, pp. 371-377
Bioline Code: ja13041
Full paper language: English
Document type: Editorial
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2013, pp. 371-377

 en Instrumental Approach and Diagnosis of Total Inorganics in a Typical Carbonaceous Matter
ASUEN, G.O.; LUCAS, F.A. & IMASUEN, O.I.

Abstract

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.

Keywords
Instrumental Diagnosis, Total Inorganics, Carbonaceous Matter

 
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