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Main Title Mineral Matter and Trace Elements in the Herrin and Springfield Coals, Illinois Basin Coal Field.
Author Harvey, R. D. ; Cahill, R. A. ; Chou, C.-L. ; Steele, J. D. ;
CORP Author Illinois State Geological Survey Div., Champaign.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number R-1983-4; EPA-R-806654; EPA-600-7-84-036;
Stock Number PB84-174143
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Chemical analysis ; Coal ; Minerals ; Chemical compounds ; Coal preparation ; Illinois Basin ; Sampling ; Washing ; Coal deposits ; Sites ; Concentration(Composition) ; Trace elements ; Metals ; Arsenic ; Lead(Metal) ; Zinc ; Cadmium ; Antimony ; Air pollution abatement ; Air pollution detection ; Air pollution sampling ; Heavy metals ; Procedures
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NTIS  PB84-174143 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The report gives results of a study of the variability and regional distribution of chemical elements and mineral impurities in Herrin and Springfield coals--the two principal coal beds mined in the Illinois Basin Coal Field. Analytical determinations were made for 67 elements and related chemical parameters and for 8 mineralogical components in 102 newly collected samples. The resulting data were combined with data previously obtained for 128 other samples. The greatest variation of elemental concentrations in the Herrin coal, found in benches in vertical sections through the seam, is due to changes in the mineral composition of the respective benches. Metals of environmental concern decrease in relative variability (standard deviation/mean) in the following order: Cd, Zn, As, Pb, and Sb. Wasability tests confirm that elements associated with the mineral matter can be more easily removed from the coal than can organic-associated elements.