Tag : Bomb Calorimetry

Bomb Calorimetry To Determine the Energy Content of Biodiesel

Introduction The method utilized in this study involves the bomb calorimetry, which is an analysis method that is widely used in chemistry to determine the energy of combustion of a sample. The instrument used is a calorimeter, a device which measures gross heat, which is the energy of combustion and enthalpy of formation of the hydrocarbon combusted. The sample in this particular experiment involves used cooking oil, a biodiesel, which is compared against a conventional diesel. According to a publication […]