HHV lab - Results and Discussion Table 1 shows all measured...

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Results and Discussion Table 1 shows all measured quantities taken during the experiment. These are the values used for calculations done throughout data analysis. The energy equivalent factor (W) is different between trials because each group conducted two experiments on different bomb calorimeters. The nominal value, as well as the uncertainty of the energy equivalent factor was posted on the individual calorimeter. The measurement of the mass of the fuel was corrected to take into account the effect of the buoyancy force of air. These calculations can be seen in Appendix A. The temperature measurements, both initial and final, were corrected using the manufacturer’s calibration certificate, as well as the emergent stem correction equation, which appear in Appendix A. The uncertainty of the temperature, mass of fuel, and length of fuse wire was taken from the resolution of the respective measuring device. Figure 2 shows the temperature readings during two trials of the combustion of the diesel fuel, recorded at thirty-second intervals. We see that both curves exhibit smooth square-root function that levels off at the maximum temperature recorded during the procedure. It can be noticed that the initial temperature of the water had an effect on the final temperature, after the fuel was combusted.
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