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British Thermal Unit Incinerator Value

british thermal unit incinerator value, british thermal unit, btu value, incinerator The British Thermal Unit Incinerator Value Chart shows the various British Thermal Unit (B.T.U.) values of materials commonly encountered in incinerator designs.

The B.T.U. is a standard unit of energy that is equal to about 1055 Joules and the amount needed to heat one (1) lb (0.454 kg) of water 1 degree F.

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British Thermal Unit Incinerator Value

Waste
B.T.U. value/lb.
as fired
Weight in
lbs per cu. ft. (loose)
Weight in
lbs per cu. ft.
Content by Weight in Percentage
ASH
Content by Weight in Percentage
MOISTURE
Type O Waste (Medical)
8,500
10
N/A
5
10
Type 1 Waste
6,500
10
N/A
10
25
Type 2 Waste (Rubbish/Garbage)
4,300
20
N/A
7
50
Type 3 Waste
2,500
35
N/A
5
70
Type 4 Waste
1,000
55
N/A
5
85
Kerosene
18,900
N/A
50
0.5
0
Benzene
18,210
N/A
55
0.5
0
Toluene
18,440
N/A
52
0.5
0
Hydrogen
61,000
N/A
0.0053
0
0
Acetic Acid
6,280
N/A
65.8
0.5
0
Methyl Alcohol
10,250
N/A
49.6
0
0
Ethyl Alcohol
13,325
N/A
49.3
0
0
Turpentine
17,000
N/A
53.6
0
0
Naphtha
15,000
N/A
41.6
0
0
Newspaper
7,975
7
N/A
1.5
6
Brown Paper
7,250
7
N/A
1.0
6
Magazines
5,250
35
N/A
22.5
5
Corrugated Paper
7,040
7
N/A
5.0
5
Plastic Coated Paper
7,340
7
N/A
2.6
5
Coated Milk Cartons
11,330
5
N/A
1.0
3.5
Citrus Rinds
1,700
5
N/A
0.75
75
Shoe Leather
7,240
5
N/A
21
7.5
Butyl Sole Composition
10,900
5
N/A
30
1
Polyethylene
20,000
5
60
0
0
Polyurethane (foamed)
13,000
5
2
0
0
Latex
10,000
45
45
0
0
Rubber Waste
9,000-11,000
62-125
N/A
20-30
N/A
Carbon
14,093
N/A
138
0
0
Wax Parrafin
18,621
N/A
54-57
0
0
1/3 Wax-2/3 Paper
11,500
7-10
N/A
3
1
Tar or Asphalt
17,000
60
N/A
1
0
1/3 Tar-2/3 paper
11,000
10-20
N/A
2
1
Wood Sawdust (Pine)
9,600
10-12
N/A
3
10
Wood Sawdust
7,800-8,500
10-12
N/A
3
10
Wood Bark (Fir)
9,500
12-20
N/A
3
10
Wood Bark
8,000-9,000
12-20
N/A
3
10
Corn Cobs
8,000
10-15
N/A
3
5
Rags (Silk or Wool)
8,400-8,900
10-15
N/A
2
5
Rags (Linen or Cotton)
7,200
10-15
N/A
2
5
Animal fats
17,000
50-60
N/A
N/A
0
Cotton Seed Hulls
8,600
25-30
N/A
2
10
Coffee Grounds
10,000
25-30
N/A
2
20
Linoleum Scrap
11,000
70-1000
N/A
20-30
1
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