A Practical Treatise On Warming Buildings By Hot Water; And An Inquiry Into The Laws Of Radiant And…

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byCharles Hood

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1837 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. Heat by Combustion--Quantity of Heat from Coal--Specific Heat of Air and Water--Measure of Effect for Heated Iron Pipe--Cooling Power of Glass--Quantity of Pipe required to warm a given space--Quantity of Coal consumed--Time required to heat a Building--Facile Method of Calculating the Quantity of Pipe required in any Building. 134. Having in the preceding chapters investigated some of the fundamental laws of heat, we proceed to consider the particular effects practically deducible from them, so far as they relate to the subject of the present inquiry. 135. Very erroneous notions are entertained by many persons, as to the absolute quantity of heat contained in different substances. This subject has already been mentioned; and, in the present chapter we shall have occasion to apply this law of specific heat in several calculations. 136. Of the effect produced by the decomposition of combustible materials by fire, it may also be observed that erroneous notions prevail: for the quantity of heat obtainable by the combustion of any substance, is not, as many persons appear to consider, illimitable, but is as fixed and determinate as any other of the laws of heat. The amount of it depends on the chemical composition of the particular substance; but this, however, is quite independent of any difference which obtains in the effect, in consequence of the perfection or imperfection of the apparatus in which the combustion is performed. 137. Though every kind of fuel differs in the quantity of heat that it affords, it is unnecessary, in such an inquiry as this, to regard any other than the ordinary description used for purposes similar to that we are now considering. The calculations will therefore be made only with reference to Newcastle coal of a good ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1837 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. Heat by Combustion--Quantity of Heat from Coal--Specific Heat of Air and Water--Measure of Effect for Heated Iron ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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