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Analysis of Volatile Matter, Volatile Matter Content of Biomass - Celignis Biomass Analysis Laboratory
  • Analytes Determined at Celignis
    Volatile Matter

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 Matter

The Celignis Analysis Package(s) that determine this constituent are listed below:


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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.

Additional Material

We can determine the Volatile Matter content of biomass, click here to learn more about our various biomass analysis methods.



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