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Gross Calorific Value of Leaves, Bark, and Branches of Selected Deciduous Trees

Emília Orémusová, Linda Makovická Osvaldová, Anton Osvald
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2012, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 32-36
Doi: 10.35182/tses-2012-0002
If we want to reduce the flammability of wood and wood materials we must be based on deep knowledge of the composition of these materials, their structure and their elementary building and other factors influencing many aspects of their flammability. The most important aspects of the flammability characteristics are important indicators as to the dynamics of fi re development, determination of fi re load and fi re risk and smoke production and its subsequent toxic gases. The paper deals with characteristics such as flammability and gross calorific value. Measurements were conducted on six selected species of deciduous trees, particularly in their leaves, twigs, bark and wood. Gross calorific value was determined in oven-dry sample.
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