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New method of calculating calorific values from elemental compositions of fossil fuels

Jain, Sampat R and Sundararajan, Rajaraman (1981) New method of calculating calorific values from elemental compositions of fossil fuels. In: Fuel, 60 (11). pp. 1079-1082.

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Abstract

A new method of calculating the calorific values of fossil fuels from their chemical composition has been developed, based on the concept that heats of reaction of stoichiometric fuel-oxidizer systems are rectilinearly related with the total oxidizing or reducing valancies of the mixture. The calorific value of fossil fuels has been shown to be directly related to the net reducing valencies of the fuel. The proposed method is simple and compares favourably with the other prominent methods reported in the literature.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2010 05:37
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2010 05:37
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/22829

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