The classic laboratory method of measuring moisture in solid or semi-solid materials is loss on drying (LOD). In this technique a sample of material is weighed, heated in an oven for an appropriate period, cooled in the dry atmosphere of a desiccator, and then reweighed. If the volatile content of the solid is primarily water, the LOD technique gives a good measure of moisture content. Karl Fisher and other methods may also be used for more complicated sample matrices. While these methods are accurate, they can be tedious and slow when operating a process line.
Process Sensors offers the MCT360 NIR moisture analyzers for process applications and the MCT660 Bench Top for at-line and laboratory applications. Please contact us today to discuss Near Infrared moisture analyzers at 508.473-9901.