Direct mesurement of the Volumetric Water content


Water content or moisture content is the quantity of water contained in a material, such as soil (called soil moisture), rock, ceramics, fruit, or wood. Water content can be directly measured using a known volume of the material, and a drying oven.

Related formulas


θVolumetric water content (dimensionless)
mwet Masse of the sample before drying in the oven; (kg)
mdryMasse of the sample after drying in the oven; (kg)
ρwDensity of water (kg/m3)
VbVolume of the sample before drying (m3)