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March 25, 2011 - Spurred on by new regulations for power plant emissions and the resulting increased demand for testing of fossil fuels and plant emissions, Coal Chemistry Technician Training focuses on 40 ASTM coal characterization standards. Technical and professional training course, offered on May 18-19 in Anaheim, CA and Nov. 2-3 in Tampa, FL, is suited for laboratory technicians and chemists, professionals new to testing, and anyone working in fossil fuel testing laboratories.

ASTM International Training Course on Coal Chemistry

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ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: March 24, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-Implementation of new regulations for power plant emissions and the resulting increased demand for testing of fossil fuels and plant emissions emphasize the importance of Coal Chemistry Technician Training, a technical and professional training course sponsored by ASTM International. This new course focuses on 40 ASTM coal characterization standards that are used every day around the world.

Laboratory technicians and chemists, professionals new to testing, and anyone working in fossil fuel testing laboratories will benefit from this course. A B.S. Chemist degree or a Chemical Technician degree or equivalent with 3-5 years experience is recommended.

The course instructor is Dr. John T. Riley, professor emeritus, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky.

The course will be offered on May 18-19 in Anaheim, Calif., and on Nov. 2-3 in Tampa, Fla. Both classes will be held immediately following the semiannual meeting of ASTM Committee D05 on Coal and Coke. Class participants are invited to attend the D05 meetings.

The class attendance fee is $795 USD and includes course notes, a copy of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volume 05.06: Gaseous Fuels, Coal and Coke, and refreshment breaks. Students also receive 1.4 continuing education units.

For a free brochure including registration and hotel information, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9686; fax: 610-832-9668;; or visit the ASTM home page at

This course can be tailored to your company's needs and can be brought by ASTM International to your site. Call Scott Murphy (phone: 610-832-9685; for details.

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

ASTM Staff Contact: Eileen Finn, Phone: 610-832-9686;
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