Lower Heating Value
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Lower Heating Value

The heating value is the amount of heat released during the combustion of a specific substance, usually a fuel or food. The lower heating value is determined by subtracting the heat of vaporization of water from the higher heating value for a particular substance, treating any water as a vapor.

Lower Heating Value

Quantity of heat liberated by the complete combustion of a unit volume or weight of a fuel assuming that the produced water remains as a vapor and the heat of the vapor is not recovered; also known as net calorific value.

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Lower Heating Value has been defined 2 different ways in documents like Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Industry Glossary, Glossary.

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