In making fuel value determinations with the oxygen bomb calorimeter it is necessary to correct the observed fuel value by subtracting the heat of combustion of the fuse wire and the heats of formation of the acids present after combustion. Nitric and sulfuric acids are formed by the following reactions which are not possible in furnace combustion.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1941 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Bates, Herbert T.
"A Rapid Method of Correcting Fuel Value Determinations Using the Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 48(1), 263-265.
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