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combustion efficiency[kəm′bəs·chən i′fish·ən·sē]
The ratio of heat actually developed in a combustion process to the heat that would be released if the combustion were perfect.
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The efficiency at which a fuel is burned in a combustion appliance when operating at its rated output; the combustion efficiency is always higher than the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE).
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The ratio of energy released to the potential chemical energy of fuel. Both variables are expressed as a rate. It can also be described as the ratio of actual temperature rise to the theoretical temperature rise in jet engines.
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