

Calorific Value The following is adapted from the 298 page "Final Report of the Peat Committee."
If it is desired to calculate the calorific value
from the ultimate analysis, the following formula (an adap tation of that of Dulong) may
be used: C = weight of carbon; H = weight of hydrogen; O = weight of oxygen; X = weight of water = weight of carbon; H = weight of hydrogen; O = weight of oxygen; X = weight of water = weight of carbon; H = weight of hydrogen; O = weight of oxygen; X = weight of water In this formula, the loss due to the water formed by the combination of the hydrogen and oxygen of the fuel is taken into consideration; whereas in formula (1) such loss is not taken into account. The following ultimate analysis of a sample of peat taken from the Alfred bog will be used as an illustration.
The nitrogen and sulphur may be taken as 2%, leaving 30.8% as oxygen. SpillSorb
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