Written by experts with over 20 years of experience in the field, this one-stop guide covers all aspects, including both the theory and a wealth of practical know-how. As such, it includes guidelines on the installation, realization of standards for absolute and relative humidity, verification and traceability measurements, equipment calibration methods and the latest research developments. As a result, the scientist or engineer has all the information required for accurate, reliable, economically viable and efficient moisture measurement. Backed by numerous case studies, this practical book serves the needs of those working in the industry tasked with performing or developing new techniques and processes for moisture and humidity measurements.
Dr Roland Wernecke has been the manager of a company which develops and manufactures moisture measurement devices for industry and laboratories for over 20 years. He obtained his academic degrees from the University of Dresden, Germany. Dr. Wernecke is a member of numerous technical committees and organizations for standards. He counsels companies and organizes seminars and workshops for industrial organizations. He is involved in numerous cooperations with institutes and universities for the development of new methods to measure moisture and humidity in gases, liquids and solid materials.
Jan Wernecke is a scientist at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) at the synchrotron BESSY II in Berlin, Germany. Prior to his studies of physics at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena and Universit? Joseph Fourier Grenoble, Dipl. Phys. Jan Wernecke spent one year in Cork, Ireland and worked on a project involving moisture measurement.
Table of Contents
1. Water - building block of development 2. Terms and Definitions of Thermodynamics 3. Water in solid, gaseous and liquid Materials 4. Humidity Measurement in gaseous, solid and liquid media 5. Methods for the selection of measurement processes and instrumentation 6. Definitions of quality assurance and control of Moisture and Humidty Measurements 7. Moisture and Humidity Measurement in the Environment, Meteorology and Agriculture 8. Applications in the Food Industry 9. Moisture and Humidity Measurements in Industrial Plantrs 10. Applications in the Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Plastics Industries 11. Applications in the Paper and Board Industry 12. Applications in the Building Industries 13. Moisture and Humidity Measurements under laboratory conditions 14. Applications in the space industries
Appendix 1: Tables and Conversions, SI Units Appendix 2: Thermodynamics Tables and Data Appendix 3: Constants and Parameters Appendix 4: Data of commonly used materials Appendix 6: Index of commonly used symbols