combustion efficiency


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combustion efficiency

[kəm′bəs·chən i′fish·ən·sē]
(chemistry)
The ratio of heat actually developed in a combustion process to the heat that would be released if the combustion were perfect.

Combustion efficiency

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).

combustion efficiency

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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The combustion efficiency, which is the ratio of the transferred heat to the energy input, is calculated for each steady-state measurement point.
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