High heat of combustion

n. Gross caloric content of oven-dry wildland fuel  without reduction for the latent heat absorbed when the water of reaction is vaporized.

 

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High heat of combustion, also called total or gross heat of combustion, is determined for oven-dry wildland fuel in a bomb calorimeter. High heat of combustion is subject to reductions for the latent heat required to vaporize the water of reaction and latent heat to vaporize fuel moisture content. High heat of combustion minus heat required to vaporize the water of reaction (1263 kJ/kg of fuel) is the low heat of combustion.