Calorific Value

Calorific Value can be performed on a variety of fuels including biomass, oils, coals and wood.

A weighed quantity of the sample is burned in oxygen in a bomb calorimeter under controlled conditions. The heat of combustion is calculated from the weight of the sample and the rise in temperature. The value obtained is the Gross heat of combustion at constant volume, expressed as MJ/Kg.

Why determine Calorific Value?

  • Research
  • Compliance with Waste Legislation
  • Recovery of wastes sent for Incineration
  • Cost Effective – identification of waste suitable for fuel blending