heat of combustion


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heat of com·bus·tion

the quantity of heat liberated per gram-molecular weight when a substance undergoes complete oxidation.
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The average specific heat of combustion of the different sugarcane parts (variety RB98710) was equal to 16,300 J [g.sup.-1] of DM, but the DM value of stalks was equal to 15,600 J [g.sup.-1].
The source of fire with heat of combustion (10,300 kJ / kg) for scenario time of (2700s).
2.3 = constant heat of combustion of wire = 2.3 cal/cm or 140cal/g; L = length of wire burnt
P: Energy supply due to electric field [J/([m.sup.3] x s)] [q.sup.0]: Heat of combustion per unit mass of N [J/kg]
An oxygen bomb calorimeter (Parr 1241) was used in order to obtain the heat of combustion of buriti oil, diesel, biodiesel and biofuel/diesel blends.
Similar values of effective heat of combustion (around 30-34 kJ/g), comparing formulations with and without [CaCO.sub.3], imply that [CaCO.sub.3] has no additional dilution effect by changing the pyrolysis gases via a calcination reaction to generate carbon dioxide, which will be further elaborated in Fire Retardancy Mechanism section.
Tests may include flashpoint, fire point, and heat of combustion using agreed upon methods; small scale cone (HRR) testing should also be evaluated.
The data show that storage conditions can affect the heat of combustion of pellets.
It smothers fires, thus preventing air from reaching the flammable materials and lowering the heat of combustion by its cooling action.
Various tests have traditionally been used to rank the flammability of gases and liquids, including heat of combustion, flammability limits, flash point temperature, quenching distance, and minimum ignition energy (Lewis and von Elbe 1961; Coward and Jones 1952; Zabetakis 1965).