Moisture determination by microwave drying

Verma, L.R. and Noomhorn, A. (1983) Moisture determination by microwave drying. Transactions of the ASAE (American Society of Agricultural Engineers), 26 (3). pp. 935-939.

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A study was conducted to evaluate the use and accuracy of a household microwave oven for quick moisture determination of sorghum leaves, wheat, soyabeans and rough rice. Standards used for comparison were ASAE procedures for forages, wheat, beans (edible): and AOAC procedure for rough rice. Values given by a commercial moisture meter were also compared with the standard used for the grains. The microwave oven gave accurate results for high moisture sorghum leaves, wheat and rough rice, but the accuracy was lower for soyabeans

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Agricultural Engineering Department, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Subjects: Agricultural Engineering > Mechanization
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2012 08:28
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2012 08:28

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