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Main Title Laboratory Procedure for Determining the Total Heat of Combustion in Solid Wastes.
Author Wilson., Donald L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio. Solid Waste Management Office.
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPA-RS-03-68-17;
Stock Number PB-256 368
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Heat of combustion ; Measurement ; Calorimeters ; Instrumentation ; Experimental design ; Laboratory equipment ; Standards ; Incinerators ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-256 368 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 26p
The heats evolved in the complete combustion of many compounds in oxygen have been carefully determined. The method ordinarily used is to burn the substance in a combustion bomb and to measure the heat evolved. The heat of combustion described in this method is expressed in calories per gram of sample or British Thermal Units (Btu) per pound of sample. In the incineration process, the operating efficiency of an incinerator can be measured by energy balance techniques, and analyzing heat contents of the solid wastes before and after incineration is essential. Also the heat value is an important characteristic of solid waste needed for incinerator design. To determine directly the heat change involved in a reaction calorimeters are employed. This method describes the capabilities and limitations of a Parr Adiabatic Calorimeter, and furnishes the instructions needed to obtain best results with this apparatus.