Cotton Fiber Moisture Measurements: A Comparative Evaluation
A commonly-used standard method for measuring cotton fiber moisture is the oven-drying method (moisture content equal weight loss). However, several commercial instruments are available for measuring fiber moisture content. A comparative evaluation program was implemented to determine the capabilities of laboratory moisture instrumentation/methods and to develop a standard format to quickly compare different units (logistical and technical attributes). Fifteen instruments were evaluated and compared to an oven-drying (reference) method. The best measurement agreements to the reference method were obtained for most small oven analyzers and near-infrared (NIR) analyzers, with few outliers and low residuals. A comprehensive comparative matrix was developed to assist the user decision-making process for selecting the best overall instrument to meet their fiber moisture measurement needs.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2014
More about this publication?
- AATCC's new online, peer reviewed research journal has a broad scope: from advanced materials, fibers, nanotechnology, biomedical textiles, polymer sciences, textile chemistry, polymer chemistry, and color science, to textile and apparel design, anthropometry, and sustainable materials and processes.
Please click here to view the AATCC Review.
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Submit a Paper
- Subscribe to this Title
- Membership Information
- Information for Advertisers
- Terms & Conditions
- AATCC Review
- Online License Agreement
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites