Moisture content affects the processibility, shelf-life, usability and quality of a product. Accurate moisture content determination therefore plays a key role in ensuring quality in many industries including Food, Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals. Furthermore, the maximum permissible moisture content in certain products may be governed by legislation (e.g. national food regulations).
Typically, moisture content is determined via a thermogravimetric approach, i.e. by loss on drying, in which the sample is heated and the weight loss due to evaporation of moisture is recorded. Commonly used moisture analysis technologies are the moisture analyzer and the drying oven in combination with a balance.
Learn how the two technologies and how METTLER TOLEDO solutions help you to achieve accurate moisture results regardless of the analysis method you use.