3-2 Heat of Combustion Data
Heat of combustion has been reported by a number of authors and a few are given below in Table 3-1. The heat of combustion for a variety of organism falls in a very narrow range of about 22 kJ g-1. Heat of combustion of glucose, a commonly used substrate, is 15.6 kJ g-1.
Table 3-1 Heat of Combustion of Biomass
(-DHs), kJ g-1