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Wet/dry basis converter

Use the dry-to-wet-basis and the wet-to-dry-basis calculators to convert quantities between the two conventions for measuring qualities of biofuel per weight.

Use the moisture-content-to-water-content and water-content-to-moisture-content calculators to convert between the two conventions for describing water content of biofuels. For more information on these conventions follow this link

Wet basis to dry basis (specify either moisture or water content)

% (typically 17-150%)
% (typically 15-60%)

Dry basis to wet basis (specify either moisture content or water content)

% (typically 17-150%)
% (typically 15-60%)

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Moisture content to water content

% (typically 17-150%)
%

Water content to moisture content

% (typically 15 - 60%)
%

There are two conventions for measuring qualities of biofuel per kg, such as calorific value, these are referred to as the wet and dry basis.

The following equations show the difference between the wet and dry basis:

In addition, there are two conventions for describing the water content of biofuels water content (also referred to as the moisture content in the wet basis) and moisture content (also referred to as the moisture content in the dry basis). The difference is given by the following equations:

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