Volumic energy - Dynamic NPU Manual

Volumic energy


Energy density

Definition in words

Mean energy in a system 1 divided by the volume of system 1

Definition by equation

Note: Energy is E=mc2

Systematic terms

Volumic energy of system 1

Result type

Rational scale
  • Value sets are positive numerical values (a=nb; a≠nb)
  • Algebraic operations are allowed
Numerical values from 0-∞


J/L, kJ/L, MJ/L etc.

Non-recommended term



Ferard G, Dybkaer R, Fuentes-Arderiu X. Compendium of Terminology and Nomenclature of Properties in Clinical Laboratory Sciences : Recommendations 2016. 1 ed: Royal Society of Chemistry; 2016. 182 p.

Laboratory field


Clinical Chemistry

Generic abbreviated
NPU29270 Breast milk—Breast milk; volumic energy = ? kJ/L
Full result NPU29270 Breast milk—Breast milk; volumic energy = 2500 kJ/L
Abbreviated result NPU29270 Breast milk—Breast milk; volumic energy = 2500 kJ/L
Written expression The mean energy in Mrs. Smith’s Breast milk divided by the volume of the same breast milk is [2500] kJ/L


NPU database, https://www.ifcc.org/ifcc-scientific-division/sd-committees/c-npu/npusearch/ and http://www.labterm.dk/default.aspx
  • Kind-of-property

    • Nominal kind-of-property

    • Kind-of-quantity

      • Unitary kind-of-quantity

        • Rational unitary kind-of-quantity

          • Volumic energy


  • Dybkaer R. Concept system on ‘quantity’: formation and terminology. Accredit Qual Assur. 2013;18(3):253-60.
  • Dybkaer R. ISO terminological analysis of the VIM3 concepts ‘quantity’ and ‘kind-of-quantity’. Metrologia. 2010;47(3):127-34.
Date Term Note
2013-06-25 Volumic energy Term established