IP 594: Determination of mercury in burner fuels derived from waste mineral oils – Combustion, amalgamation, cold vapour atomic absorption spectrometry method

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  • Method adopted/last revised: 2011
  • Method reapproved: None
  • REF/ISBN: IP594-2935996
  • Status: Current
  • First printed in STM books: January 2011


This standard specifies a method for the determination of the concentration of mercury in burner fuels derived from waste mineral oils in the range 0,2 to 10 mg/kg.

For the purposes of this standard, the terms “% (m/m)” and “% (V/V)” are used to represent respectively the mass fraction and the volume fraction.

Note — The description of waste mineral oils that are acceptable inputs for the production of Processed Fuel Oil is given in Appendix B of the Environment Agency’s Quality Protocol for Processed Fuel Oil.

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