calorific value

the amount of heat released by a unit weight or unit volume of a substance during complete combustion.
Also called calorific power. Unabridged
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calorific value
the quantity of heat produced by the complete combustion of a given mass of a fuel, usually expressed in joules per kilogram

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Example sentences
Due to its low calorific value, burning garbage to produce energy is highly inefficient.
Charcoal, having a low sulfur content and high calorific value, compares favorably with other types of solid fuel.
The character of their volatile matter is more complex than that of anthracites and the volatiles are higher in calorific value.
Higher level of coalification translates to higher calorific value and lower moisture content.
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