What I want to do
From the previous note, test the coal or petroleum coke sample for contaminants.
In addition to this testing, the Clean Gulf Commerce Coalition is working with Global Community Monitor to analyse drum samples of particles of coal that Plaquemines residents are breathing.
Here's the sample from last time. I left the drippings from the fork on top of the jar to show the results of what the mixture of coal chunk in mineral oil looks like.
Overnight, the sediment in the jar had settled. So the jar was briefly shaken to get the black liquid into suspension, then poured into the sampling vial.
My attempt and results
The green lazer test showed no discoloration, only green color before being dissipated into the mix
The UV test also showed no fluoresence of the blackened solution, only a limited penetration
Questions and next steps
I would like to confirm my visuals with the spectrometer.
I might wait for the sediments to settle and try again, this time with the spectrometer.
I should break out my mineral oil control, and compare the spectra.