Moisture content is an important quality control criterion across the board and relates to establishing or conforming to specified levels of moisture in a product. Correct moisture levels are established by government, trade and professional organizations and relate to the percentage of water and other liquids in a product. Therefore, moisture analysis, can be viewed as first establishing recommended moisture content then checking to confirm that products meet the criterion during and after processing prior to packaging.
All of us experience the impact of incorrect moisture content. Salt and sugar, for example, absorb moisture from the air and cake up. Crispy potato chips quickly get gummy on humid picnic days. Portland cement will turn into a block if left unsealed in the garage.
On the other side, when you buy a product by weight you don’t want to pay for excess water. If water is intentionally added to a product … Read the rest