9040 Moisture in Cotton by the Karl Fischer Titration Reference Method

Wednesday, January 7, 2009: 1:30 PM
Conf. Room 12 (Marriott Rivercenter Hotel)
Joseph G. Montalvo, Terri M. Von Hoven and T. F. North, USDA-ARS-SRRC, New Orleans, LA
The new reference method for moisture in cotton by the Karl Fischer Titration method is presented and results are compared to the standard oven drying technique.  Differences in results are explained in terms of the specificity of each method to moisture.