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Direct Moisture Determination of Food and Feed Using a TGA Analyzer

The analysis of moisture content within food and feed provides an indication of their quality, lifespans, and the presence of nutrients. It is important the moisture in these products is controlled to ensure their safety, as too much moisture can encourage the appearance of bacteria, improve the management of manufacturing procedures, and follow specific regulations. A direct moisture determination of food and feed can be undertaken through the application of a thermogravimetric analyzer. By increasing the temperature of a sample, an opportunity arises to understand its levels of moisture. This is through observing any changes in weight caused by the evaporation of liquid. Join us as we consider thermogravimetric analyzers in more detail and how they are used to make direct moisture det...

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Using Compositional Analysis by Thermogravimetry in Agriculture

Compositional analysis is an essential analytical technique applied within agriculture. It offers a means of managing and protecting the quality of food and improving industry practices. This is why choosing the right approach to undertaking compositional analysis is important. One method for consideration is thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). This technique can offer data on a material’s composition, combustive properties, thermal stability, and decomposition profile. Applying TGA analysis entails raising the heat of a material sample to monitor any alterations that may occur. These are detailed as a function of time or temperature through a TGA curve. By observing the TGA curve, a determination can be made about a material’s make-up.Read Moreread more

Understanding Thermogravimetric Testing of Plastics

Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) can offer a lot of information about how materials react to heat. As a thermal analysis technique, its purpose is to examine materials and show any changes occurring thanks to the alterations in temperature. This includes any weight loss. By understanding these reactions, there is the potential to learn more about a material’s characteristics and behaviors, such as at what temperature thermal decomposition occurs or any solid-gas reactions.

The more that is understood about a material’s properties, the easier it is to find its best application. This information is essential for industries that need specific materials with certain characteristics. Although thermograv...

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