A mobile NMR probe has been used as a non-destructive and non-invasive tool for water content analysis on wood samples. The porosity index, express as the fraction of the sensitivity volume of the probe occupied by water, is here proposed as an alternative to the moisture content index, namely the amount of water mass with respect to the mass of dried sample. In principle the method can be applied to any kind of porous media that has not detectable proton signal from the rigid matrix as, for instance, in building materials. In wood, where proton signal can be detected also from cellulose and others macromolecular components, some considerations and artifices are here proposed for eliminating this contribution. The method has allowed performing moisture volume fraction analysis on wood samples characterized by different wood species, cutting and moisture contents. The NMR data of moisture detection as volume fraction have successfully been compared with those obtained by the gravimetric method. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Determination of moisture fraction in wood by mobile NMR device|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|