Cuckler, Lee E. Aeronautical and Instrument Division, Robertshaw Controls Company, Anaheim, California.
Last reviewed:June 2020
- Dew-point indicators and recorders
- Miscellaneous methods
- Liquids and Solids
- Instrument types
- Electrical conductivity
- Electrical capacitance
- Radio-frequency absorption
- Microwave absorption
- Infrared absorption
- Chemical methods
- Oven drying
- Related Primary Literature
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Measurement of the ratio or percentage of water present in a gas, a liquid, or a solid (granular or powdered) material. Nearly all materials contain free water, the relative amount being dependent upon the physical and chemical properties of the material. The primary purpose of determining and maintaining moisture contents within specified limits can usually be traced to economic factors, trade practices, or legal requirements.
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