Heat of Combustion
Definition - What does Heat of Combustion mean?
Heat of Combustion is the heat released under standard conditions during the combustion process. In order to have a complete combustion, the combustion process takes place in presence of adequate oxygen. The burning of hydrocarbon, for example, in the presence of oxygen to produce carbon dioxide and water is the complete combustion process. It can also be taken as the heat content of the fuel.
Petropedia explains Heat of Combustion
The heat of combustion can be measured as:
- Energy per mass of the fuel
- Energy per mole of the fuel
- Energy per volume of the fuel