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Caloric values

For the estimation of fuel specific emission coefficients, but also for the analysis of fuel mix in an emission inventory, a common denominator for all fuels is their caloric value. Together with the specific weight of different fuels, which is necessary to convert from volumetric to mass units, these technical data are useful for emission estimates.

Fuel Type Density kg/m3 Kcal/kg
heavy oil 900.0 9500.
kerosine 790.0 8690.
crude oil 820.0 10769.
naphta 700.0 11396.
coal 1530.0 6149.
coke 1870.0 7549.
wood 800.0 3832.
charcoal 1450.0 3266.
city gas 0.60 11000.
gas from coke furnace 0.47 4998.
gas from high furnace 1.30 4840.
LNG (liquefied natural gas) 710.0 10498.
LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) 1560.0 18943.

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