“How Many Ways are there to Measure Moisture?”
That is a recurrent question in early discussions about moisture measurement problems. Is frequently asked in connection with specific products and applications. This is a basic primer on the main techniques.
Most Used Methods to Measure Moisture Content
There are four core methods. They include the use of heat, chemicals, electrical properties and electrro magnetic phenomena.
Weight Loss on Drying (LOD)
The earliest and still most widely used method is weight loss on drying. In this techniqu
Correlate Electrical or Dielectric Changes to Moisture Levels
Karl Fischer Titration
Optical and Electro-Magnetic Energy
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There are several other techniques that involve creating a chemical reaction with water to develop pressure (speedy Moisture Tester is a prime example) or super heating the sample and measuring the volume/weight to the water that was driven off.
I hope this brief visit to the world of moisture measurement was useful. Please feel free to share it with associates who have a need to test for moisture.
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