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Learn More About Calorimetry

Learn More about Calorimetry

The below links cover all you need to know to get started in your journey of understanding calorimetry.

Where is a bomb calorimeter used?

Our calorimeters are widely used in all industries; it is just not a common type of instrument. A calorimeter has affected every one of our lives in some way, which is quiet a statement. From the food we buy on the shelves...

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How does a bomb calorimeter work?

In short, the process of a calorimeter involves measuring the heat of a fuel sample when burned under stable temperature conditions to evaluate the heating energy of the fuel sample...

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How to prepare various sample types

Generally approximately 0.5g of a sample is weighed into the crucible, the cotton thread is attached to the wire, and the crucible is put into the vessel. This applies to powdery substances. But what about other substances?

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The Structure and Function of Bomb Calorimeters

A calorimeter is a device, or machine, used for calorimetry. Calorimetry is the process of measuring the heat of a chemical reaction or the physical changes as well as the heat capacity...

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The use of Benzoic Acid in Bomb Calorimetry

Although benzoic acid has many uses outside of bomb calorimetry, we will touch on the subject of its use in calorimetry. Benzoic acid is relatively non-toxic and occurs naturally in plants....

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Why high pressure oxygen is used in calorimetry

Oxygen Bomb Calorimeters (also known as Constant Volume Calorimeters) are used for various applications in different industries to calculate the heat released from a combustion reaction...

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The difference between a coffee cup calorimeter and a bomb calorimeter

A calorimeter is a device used to measure the quantity of energy transferred to its surroundings. Two of the most common types of calorimeters...

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The difference between calories in foodstuff and calories in combustible materials

A combustion calorimeter can be used to measure animal feed. This sounds crazy at first, but it is widely used. The reason for this....

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Upgrading from the CAL2K to the CAL3K Calorimeter

The CAL2K Bomb Calorimeter series has been around for over 12 years and it has become the standard/benchmark for others to follow. The CAL2K Calorimeter range...

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The Spiking Method in Calorimetry

What is spiking? If a sample does not ignite easily or not at all in a calorimeter, then the spiking method of ignition can be used to promote complete combustion of the sample...

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Adiabatic, Isothermal, Isoperibol, Dry Method? What is the difference?

We compare the different calorimetry methods to clear up the confusion. The following methods are used in the CAL3K range. We discuss the Adiabitic, Isothermal, Isoperibol and Dry Methods...

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Why choose a waterless calorimeter?

Most traditional bomb calorimeters make use of water to measure the temperature of the sample combustion within the calorimeter, but DDS Calorimeters have a different approach to this. We've removed the water component from the calorimeter, and here's why...

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CAL2K Bomb Vessel Facts

The CAL2K calorimeter from Digital Data Systems has a revolutionary vessel. The vessel features safety standards, data tracking requirements and reliability...

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Calorific Value Analysis of Oil

The calorific value (CV) of most liquid oils can be determined in exactly the same way as solids, e.g. coal, by placing the sample in a pressurized vessel, as described in this article...

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Isothermal vs Isoperibol

The Difference between the CAL2K "dry" static jacket system and an Isoperibol system. Refer to ISO 1928. Isothermal includes both static jacket and isoperibol...

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Theory of Bomb Calorimetry

Studying this section is not essential to successfully operating a dry static jacket bomb calorimeter, but could be useful for laboratory technicians or chemists who want to know "how and why"...

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Users of Bomb Calorimeters

Calorimeters are mainly used in the coal industry, i.e. coal fired power stations, iron and steel plants, cement plants and other users of coal. However, they are often used in other non-coal related industries...

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CAL2K Pressurized Bomb Vessel Reconditioning

The CAL2K vessels have a built in firing counter which monitors how many determinations a vessel has done. The vessel must be inspected after 5000 firings...

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Solving or Preventing a Miss Fire using the CAL3K Bomb Calorimeter

A ‘Miss Fire’ is indicated by the calorimeter when the temperature has not risen above the ‘MISSFIRE TEMPERATURE RISE’ limit 30 seconds after firing. This can have several reasons, which are explained....

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