The implementation of improved pollutant capture devices in the electric utility industry employing coal combustion has resulted in new technical challenges, as large amounts of waste products, such as fly-ash, are being generated that contain steadily rising levels of pollutants such as sulfur and mercury. To assess the environmental impact of the disposal or re-use of these waste products, commutable matrix SRMs are critically needed for the fossil fuel waste management sector.
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Start Date:January 1, 1970
Lead Organizational Unit:mml
John L. Molloy
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Barker, L.R., Kelly, W.R., and Guthrie, W.F., Determination of Sulfur in Biodiesel and Petroleum Diesel by XRF using the Gravimetric Standard Addition Method – II. Energy & Fuels, 22:2488-2490 (2008).
Kelly, W.R., MacDonald, B.S., and Guthrie, W.F., Gravimetric Approach to the Standard Addition Method in Instrumental Analysis. 1. Anal. Chem., 80:6154-6158 (2008).
Kelly, W.R., MacDonald, B.S., and Leigh, S.D., A Method for the Preparation of NIST Traceable Fossil Fuel Standards with Concentrations Intermediate to SRM Values, J. ASTM Int., Vol. 4, No. 2 (2007).
Kelly, W.R., Long, S.E., and Mann, J.L., Determination of Mercury in SRM Crude Oils and Refined Products by Isotope Dilution Cold Vapor ICP-MS Using Closed-System Combustion, Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 376:753-758 (2003).
Long, S.E., and Kelly, W.R., Determination of Mercury in Coal by Isotope Dilution Cold-Vapor Generation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, Anal. Chem.,74:1477-1483(2002).
Mann, J.L., Kelly, W.R., and MacDonald, B.S., Observations of Anomalous Mass-Loss Behavior in SRM Coals and Cokes on Drying, Anal. Chem., 74:3585-3591 (2002).
Christopher, S.J., Long S.E., and Rearick, M.S., Development of High Accuracy Vapor Generation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry and its Application to the Certification of Mercury in Standard Reference Materials, Anal. Chem.,73:2190-2199 (2001).
Winchester, M.R., Kelly, W.R., Mann, J.L., Guthrie, W.F., MacDonald, B.S., and Turk G.C., An Alternative Method for the Certification of Sulfur Mass Fraction in Coal Standard Reference Materials, Fres. J. Anal. Chem., 370:234-240 (2001).
Yu, L.L., Kelly, W.R., Fassett, J.D., and Vocke, R.D., Determination of Sulfur in Fossil Fuels by Isotope Dilution Electrothermal Vaporization Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometry, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 16:140-145 (2001).
Martin, S.A., Gallaher, M.P., and O’Connor A.C., Economic Impact of Standard Reference Materials for Sulfur in Fossil Fuels, Final Report February 2000, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Kelly, W.R., Paulsen, P.J., Murphy, K.E., Vocke, Jr., R.D., and Chen, L.-T., Determination of Sulfur in Fossil Fuels by Isotope Dilution-Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry, Anal. Chem., 66:2505-2513 (1994).
Kelly, W.R., Murphy, K.E., Paulsen, P.J., and Vocke, R.D., Accurate and Precise Determination of Sulfur in Coal SRMs by Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry, Fuel, 72:713 (1993).
Kelly, W.R., and Paulsen, P.J., Determination of Sulfur in NBS Coals by Isotope Dilution Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry, in Methods and Procedures used at the National Bureau of Standards to Certify Sulfur in Coal SRMs for Sulfur Content, Calorific Value, Ash Content, T.E. Gills, Ed., National Bureau of Standards (U.S.), Spec. Publ. 260-94:7-13 (1984).
Kelly, W.R., and Paulsen, P.J., Precise and Accurate Determination of High Concentrations of Sulfur by Isotope Dilution Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry, Talanta, 31:1063-1068 (1984).
Paulsen, P.J., and Kelly, W.R., Determination of Sulfur as Arsenic Mono-sulfide Ion by Isotope Dilution Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry, Anal. Chem., 56:708-713 (1984).