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With the increasing use of coal, the presence of trace elements in coal is of great importance from the point of view of pollution and efficient combustion control. In order to improve the quality of analysis of coal, the Community Bureau of Reference (BCR) has produced a series of certified reference materials (CRMs) which involve the certification of the contents of As, Cd, Cr, Co, F, Mn, Hg, Ni, Pb and Zn in a steam coal (CRM 40), the certification of the ash content and of the gross calorific value of three coals (gas coal, CRM 180, coking coal, CRM 181 and steam coal, CRM 182) and the certification of C, H, Ni, Cl, As, Cd, Mn, Hg, Pb, Se, V and Zn in the CRMs 180, 181 and 182.

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Authors: GRIEPINK B, CEC Bruxelles (BE);COLINET E, CEC Bruxelles (BE);WILKINSON H C, Wingerworth, Chesterfield (GB);MUNTAU H, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 20th International Roland W. Frei Memorial Symposium on Environmental Chemistry, Strasbourg (FR), April 17-20, 1990
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