IP 608: Determination of Mercury in burner fuels derived from waste mineral oils - Wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry method

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  • Method adopted/last revised:
  • Method reapproved: 2021
  • Status: Current
  • First printed in STM books: 2015

This proposed standard specifies a procedure for the determination of mercury present in burner fuels derived from waste mineral oils, that have less than 0,15 % (m/m) particulate matter by wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. The concentration ranges that this method covers are shown below:

Element Range


0,5 to 20

NOTE 1 Higher levels can be measured however a precision statement is not available.

NOTE 2 For the purposes of this standard, the expressions ‘% (m/m)’ and ‘% (V/V)’ are used to represent the mass and volume fractions respectively.

NOTE 3 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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