Elemental analysis of coal and coal ASH by PIXE technique.

  title={Elemental analysis of coal and coal ASH by PIXE technique.},
  author={Krushna Chandra Patra and Tapash Ranjan Rautray and Bipin B Tripathy and Pranati Nayak},
  journal={Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine},
  volume={70 4},
Coal and coal ash samples were characterized by particle induced X-ray emission spectroscopic technique. Sixteen elements, namely K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, As, Rb, Sr, Y and Pb were quantified in this study. Elements like K, Ca, Ti and Fe were present as major elements, whereas, other elements like V, Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Rb, Sr and Pb were present in trace level. The enrichment ratio of different ash samples with respect to coal were also estimated and discussed.