Science / Chemistry / Combustion: A chemical reaction between a fuel and an oxidizing agent that produces heat (and usually, light). For example, the combustion of methane is represented as CH4(g) + 2 O2(g) = CO2(g) + 2 H2O(ell).

Combustion Gases

Business / Real Estate / Combustion Gases: The gasses that are emitted from a flame upon the combustion of a flammable material. MORE

Complete Combustion

Science / Chemistry / Complete Combustion: A combustion reaction that converts all of the fuel's carbon, hydrogen, sulfur, and nitrogen into carbon dioxide, water, sulfur dioxide, and N2 respectively. MORE

Incomplete Combustion

Science / Chemistry / Incomplete Combustion: A combustion reaction or process that does not convert all of the fuel's carbon and hydrogen into carbon dioxide and water, respectively. For example, incomplete combustion of carbon produces carbon m MORE

Enthalpy Of Combustion

Science / Chemistry / Enthalpy Of Combustion: The change in enthalpy when one mole of compound is completely combusted. All carbon in the compound is converted to CO2(g), all hydrogen to H2O(ell), all sulfur to SO2(g), and all nitrogen to N2(g). MORE

Combustion Air

Business / Construction / Combustion Air: The duct work installed to bring fresh, outside air to the furnace and/or hot water heater. Normally 2 separate supplies of air are brought in: One high and One low. MORE

Combustion Chamber

Business / Construction / Combustion Chamber: The part of a boiler, furnace or woodstove where the burn occurs: normally lined with firebrick or molded or sprayed insulation. MORE