Wet Basis Moisture Content

Wet basis moisture content (designated MW in the text) is described by the percentage equivalent of the ratio of the weight of water (WW) to the total weight of the material (Wt).

Note that wet basis moisture content can range from 0 to 100 percent.

Wet basis moisture is used to describe the water content of agricultural materials and food products. When the term "moisture content" is used in the food industry it almost always refers to wet basis moisture content. One important example occurs in the grain industry where moisture content of whole grains is determined at each point in the marketing channel where the grain changes ownership.

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