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InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station

The Coal testing laboratory at InnoVenton, which is a sub-division of a much more varied Fuels-Laboratory, offers an array of quantitative and/or semi-quantitative testing of, i.a., Anthracites, Ashes, Charcoals, Bituminous Coals (including Steam-coals), Wood-derived products as well as Pellets/Briquettes. 

Coal Analysis - Testing Capabilities

  • Proximate Analysis (including):
    • Total Moisture
    • Surface Moisture
    • Inherent Moisture
    • Volatile Matter
    • Ash Value
    • Calorific (Energy) Value
    • Expression of Coal Grade (e.g. “A/B/C” etc.)
  •  Ultimate Analysis (including):
    • Total Carbon
    • Total Hydrogen
    • Total Nitrogen
    • Total Sulphur
    • Total Oxygen and/or Organic Oxygen
    • Estimation of Energy Values
  •  X-Ray Fluorescence (including):
    • Major Elements
    • Minor Elements
    • Trace Elements: in the Ashed specimen.

Coal and Biomass Analysis

  • Thermal Gravimetric Prox- Analysis, (moisture, volatiles, ash, fixed carbon)
  • Calorific Values




Contact information
Mrs Louise Hamilton
Technical Manager
Tel: 041-5043953