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 for 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.
There are many stages of the production process where moisture determination benefits the overall quality of the finished product: raw materials, goods-in, storage, in process control, QC, packaging, etc.
However, the reference method for loss on drying (drying oven method) can take many hours to reach a result. A METTLER TOLEDO instrument provides comparable and traceable results in less than 15 minutes.
Our Guide to Moisture Analysis provides information about the key points which are important for working with moisture analyzers and helps you to quickly, reliably and effortlessly determine moisture content.