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Determination of Metals by Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy

Applicability: This procedure applies to aqueous and solid samples, as well as digestates and solid extracts. Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) is used to determine trace elements in solution.

Significance: Coal contains several elements whose individual mass fractions are generally less than 0.01 %. These elements are commonly and collectively referred to as trace elements. These elements primarily occur as part of the mineral matter in coal.

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