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Application Note: Moisture Determination of Rice

It is important to measure the moisture content of rice throughout the production process. At each step, there is an optimal moisture content that impact the quality of rice, its longevity and the overall cost of production and therefore end price and profit.

Our application scientist carried out the moisture determination of rice using Precisa’s XM60 Halogen Moisture Analyzer. 2 grams of ground white rice was placed across the pan. Using a Standard temperature program at 105oC, 6 measurements were taken, with the average time of analysis taking 6.5 mins. The average moisture content of rice was found to be 11.79%. This aligned well with the reference sample which used an air oven to dry the sample at a temperature of 105oC for hours and found the moisture content to be 11.88%.

Description Rice, white powder
Utensils Grinder
Preparation Ground Sample
Sample weight (+/- 10%) 2 g
Temperature 105oC
Stop-criteria Autostop 2 Digits / 30 s
Moisture content (average of 6 measurements) 11.79%
Standard deviation 0.03%
Average Analysis time 6.5 minutes
Reference Air oven, 105oC for 2 hours
11.88% +/- 0.06% (3 measurements)


Precisa’s XM60/120 Halogen Moisture Analyser

The XM60 moisture analyzer is the low-volume instrument for customers with low sample volumes and quantities. It is robust, perfectly accurate and simple to operate. Thanks to the high thermal values, moisture analyzer delivers quick and accurate results. Irrespective of your analysis criteria, the widest range of analysis options are at your disposal. With a capacity of 124 g and a readability of 0.001g (0.0001 g XM60-HR) the XM 60 / XM60-HR can operate in a temperature range up to 230°C with storage and recall for up to 20 methods.

To find out more about how Preicsa’s range of mositure analyzers can be used in your lab, contact our sales team today who will be happy to assist.

Download the full application note: Moisture Determination of Rice