ForewordScopeNormative referencesTerms and definitionsPrincipleGross calorific valueNet calorific valueReagentsApparatusPreparation of test sampleCalorimetric procedureGeneralPreparing the bomb for measurementGeneral procedureUsing combustion aidAssembling the calorimeterCombustion reaction and temperature measurementsAnalysis of products of combustionCorrected temperature rise θObserved temperature riseIsoperibol and static-jacket calorimetersAdiabatic calorimetersThermometer correctionsReference temperatureCalibrationPrincipleCalibrantCertification conditionsCalibration conditionsValid working range of the effective heat capacity εAncillary contributionsCalibration procedureCalculation of effective heat capacity for the individual experimentConstant mass-of-calorimeter-water basisConstant total-calorimeter-mass basisPrecision of the mean value of the effective heat capacity εConstant value of εε as a function of the observed temperature riseRedetermination of the effective heat capacityGross calorific valueGeneralCombustionCalculation of gross calorific valueGeneralConstant mass-of-calorimeter-water basisConstant total-calorimeter-mass basisε as a function of the observed temperature riseExpression of resultsCalculation to other basesPerformance characteristicsRepeatability limitReproducibility limitCalculation of net calorific value at constant pressureGeneralCalculationsTest reportAdiabatic bomb calorimeters (normative)PrincipleSources of error for the real calorimeterAdiabatic conditionsThermostatAdiabatic controlInitial steady state and length of the main periodCorrection for drift at the final temperatureStrategy for checking on biasIsoperibol and static-jacket bomb calorimeters (normative)PrincipleSources of error for the real calorimeterChoice of jacket temperatureRating periodsInitial steady state and fore periodAfter period and length of the main periodCalculation of the corrected temperature rise θGeneralRegnault-Pfaundler methodDickinson extrapolation methodAutomated bomb calorimeters (normative)InstrumentCalibrationPrecision requirements for calibrationsComparability of calibration and fuel experimentsDocumentation and print-outPrecision requirements for fuel experimentsChecklists for the design and procedures of combustion experiments (informative)GeneralChoice of general parametersAdiabatic calorimetersDetermination of the corrected temperature rise Evaluation of the effective heat capacity εThe gross calorific value at constant volume Isoperibol calorimetersDetermination of the corrected temperature rise θEvaluation of the effective heat capacity εThe gross calorific value at constant volume Automated bomb calorimetersExamples to illustrate the main calculations used in this document when an automated bomb calorimeter is used for determinations (informative)Gross calorific value at constant volumeGross calorific value at constant pressureNet calorific valueNet calorific value at constant volumeNet calorific value at constant pressureUse of typical or default values to calculate calorific valuesList of symbols used in this document (informative)Default values of most used solid biofuels for the calculations of calorific values (informative)Flow chart for a routine calorific value determination (informative)BibliographyIndex