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What are the Calorimeter Types?

The calorimeter is used to measure the heat generated in chemical reactions. With the development of technology, many new types of calorimeter devices have been developed in accordance with the needs of different sectors.


The types of calorimeters are as follows:


  • Adiabatic Calorimeter

The term "adiabatic" refers to the fact that there is no heat exchange with the environment, so the heat of reaction is determined only by the change in the temperature of the system. However, although the name is adiabatic, the heat loss in adiabatic calorimeters is not 0. The correction factor is used when calculating.


  • Reaction Calorimeter

Reaction calorimeter is a type of calorimeter in which the reaction is initiated in a closed and insulated vessel. There are different types of reaction calorimeters such as Constant Flux Calorimeter and Heat Flow Calorimeter.


  • Calorimeter Bomb

Bomb calorimeter is one of the most used calorimeter types. It is also known as the calorimeter bomb or isoperibol calorimeter. You can view our page by clicking on the link to get detailed information about the device and its working principle. With the bomb calorimeter, the energy value of liquid and solid combustible samples is determined. One of the most common usage areas is coal calorific value determination, so it is also called coal analyzer in the industry.


  • Calvet Type Calorimeter

The Calvet-type Calorimeter is a type of calorimeter that uses a magnetic flux meter sensor.


  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry

Differential Scanning Calorimeter, also known as DSC for short, works on the principle of power compensation. It makes measurements by comparing the sample and reference values. The reference and sample temperature are kept the same. If there is a temperature difference between the sample and the reference values, the power given is changed to keep the temperature the same.

  • Isothermal Titration Calorimeter

It is a type of calorimeter generally used in the biochemistry industry. It is preferred because it enables the determination of the substrate that binds to the enzymes. It is used in the pharmaceutical industry to characterize potential drug candidates.

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