The determination of moisture is often a critical component in manufacturing processes and quality assurance. Moisture analysis is applicable across a variety of industrial applications where precise moisture in percentage amounts is monitored as a specification, or the moisture content is highly controlled for product or material integrity. Moisture analysis is commonly used in:
- Agricultural and soil research
- Seed and grain research
- Chemical analysis
- Cosmetics and beauty products
- Food and beverage
- Geological sciences
- Natural products and dietary supplements
- Petroleum products
- Pharmaceutical packaging
- Plastics and films
- Production mining
- Pulp and paper products
Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy can detect the water content and activity in a wide range of materials, and over a large range of concentrations. ASD’s portable and at-line Vis/NIR systems are ideally suited for the real-time measurement of moisture with easy-to-use, non-destructive testing in just about any environment. Concentrations ranging from 0.01% and up can be accommodated by selection of the appropriate wavelength range, thus making ASD’s technology the ideal tool for accurate and flexible moisture analysis in raw and in-process materials, as well as finished product.
Save significant time and money!
- No sample prep
- Accurate results are real-time
- Rapid, non-destructive
- Measure where and when you need it
- Decrease out-of-spec product
- Improve overall product quality
Traditional laboratory methods such as loss on drying (LOD) require time consuming steps such as oven heating and dry time in a desiccator to determine the loss of weight. Even newer automated moisture analysis equipment still requires a few minutes of drying time to determine the drying curve. All of these techniques require sample prep, and upon completion of the procedure, the sample is destroyed.