Calorimetry measurements with heat flux sensors

Calorimetry measurements with heat flux sensors


This short review describes how heat flux sensing technologies can be employed to perform calorimetry measurements for a broad range of research and industrial applications.


About the importance of calorimetry

Calorimetry is commonly used in chemical and biochemical engineering, in life science, clinical medicine, pharmacology, biotechnology, ecology, environmental science and many other areas. Calorimetric measurement doesn’t require sophisticated equipment, and it can measure some variation of thermal energy.

gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors provide calorimetric data instantly, directly and non-invasively. The sensors are designed to measure energy down to 0.03 W/m² (e.g. 0.3 J/m² in 10 seconds). This functionality can be used in research and in industry. Some examples can be given within the fields of:

  • Chemical engineering, where calorimetric data is essential for process safety control. The heat release rate of chemical reactions can be measured directly with heat flux sensors.
  • Material science (e.g. Phase Change Materials), where engineering of energetic materials like phase change materials for latent heat energy storage relies on precise calorimetric measurements. The same applies for many analytical techniques in materials science like the measurement of heat capacities or the investigation of microstructural changes.


How to perform calorimetry measurements with heat flux sensors

Live demonstration of calorimetry measurements with gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensor


gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensor applications: calorimetry

Why choosing to perform calorimetry measurements with gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensor

Advantages of using gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensor for calorimetry measurements

gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensor is suited to perform calorimetry measurements in your system:

  • Miniature & compact heat flux sensor.
  • Highly sensitive
  • Customizable dimensions
  • Facilitated integration with gSKIN® DLOG dataloggers, other relevant equipment, or voltmeter
  • Fast response time increases the productivity of research labs and shortens measurement periods.
  • Non-invasive measurement technique

More R&D Uses Cases where the gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensor is employed are available here.


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