Volatile matter is determined as the loss in mass, less that due to moisture, when a sample is heated at 900 degrees Celsius for a period of 7 minutes. This procedure is undertaken out of contact with air under standardised conditions.
We determine volatile matter according to the procedures outlined in European Standard EN15148-2009 ("Solid biofuels - Determination of the content of volatile matter") and we use a Carbolite Volatile Matter Furnace and special volatile matter crucibles that have been specifically designed to satisfy the requirements of this method.
We report the volatile matter content on a dry-mass basis as well as on an as-received basis and a dry ash-free basis (providing that the ash content and as-received moisture content of the sample have also been determined).
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Analysis Packages for Volatile MatterThe Celignis Analysis Package(s) that determine this constituent are listed below:
| Volatile Matter |
| Moisture, Ash, Volatile Matter, Fixed Carbon |
| Volatile Matter, Fixed Carbon, Moisture, Ash, Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Sulphur, Oxygen, Gross Calorific Value, Net Calorific Value, Chlorine |
Equipment Used for Volatile Matter Analysis
|Volatile Matter Furnace We use a Carbolite Volatile Matter Furnace to determine the volatile matter and fixed carbon contents of samples.|