Lower Heating Value
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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.

FK Reading Ease
31.1

FK Grade Level
Graduate School
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  • 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.

    FK Reading Ease
    34.3

    FK Grade Level
    College
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