Dry Basis Moisture Content

Dry basis moisture content (designated Md in the text) is described by the percentage equivalent of the ratio of the weight of water (WW) to the weight of the dry matter (Wd).

Note that dry weight moisture content can range from 0 to very large percentages.

Dry basis moisture is most commonly used for describing moisture changes during drying. When a sample loses or gains moisture, the change in the dry basis moisture is linearly related to the weight loss or gain.

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