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3 Equilibrium moisture content It has been seen in the preceding chapters that agricultura l materials will generally adsorb or dissipate moisture when they are placed in media of various relative humidities. At every relative humidity there is one moisture content such that a material neither adsorbs nor dissipates moisture. This is the equilibrium moisture content [17, 36, 37]. If the equilibrium moisture content (relative to a dry basis) at a given temperature is plotted as a function of relative humidity, one of the most important characteristic s of a material is obtained, namely, the so-called sorption isotherm (Fig.
33 the logarithm of the ratio of the transmittances at 700 and 740 πιμ is plotted as a function of the number of days of ripening. Full ripening was attained between the 25th and 28th days. T he results show that the stage of ripening can be determined by measuring the transmittance; moreover, the time of ripening may be predicted on the basis of the ripening curve . 4* 52 O P T I C A L PROPERTIES ο η ι 0 4 8 12 16 « ' 20 24 ' » — 28 32 Time , days Fig. 33. Variation of transmittance ratio during ripening of peaches Transmittanc e values for variously ripe tomatoes are shown as functions of wavelength in Fig.
Generally, the temperatur ture (Fig. 23) . 4 "ε 20 40 60 80 Temperature, *C Fig. 23. Temperature conductivity of potatoes as a function of temperature 5. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES Among the electrical properties of agricultura l products, their dielectric properties, their capacitance and their electrical conductivity play important roles during various technological processes. The moisture content of bulk materials s utilizing the electrical conductivity or the is widely measured by instrument capacitance of grains.