This course covers ASTM D8196 Standard Practice for Determination of Water Activity in Cannabis Flower and D8197 Specification for Maintaining Acceptable Water Activity Range for Dry Cannabis Flower. The course includes information on what water activity is, the importance of water activity control, and economic and regulatory considerations.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
This course should take approximately one hour to complete and is organized into the following sections:
The course is appropriate for anyone in the Cannabis industry including business owners, producers, regulators, and consumers.
This course makes reference to and includes the following ASTM Standards:
Learning will be assessed by completing the course and passing the assessment with a score of 80% or higher.
Dr. Brady Carter is a Senior Research Scientist with Carter Scientific Solutions. He specializes in Water Activity and Moisture Sorption applications. Dr. Carter earned his Ph.D. and M.S Degree in Food Engineering and Crop Science from Washington State University and a B.A. Degree in Botany from Weber State University. He has 20 years of experience in research and development and currently provides scientific support to Novasina AG and Netuec Group. He has been the instructor for water activity seminars in over 23 different countries and has provided on-site water activity training for companies around the world. He has authored over 20 white papers on water activity, moisture sorption isotherms, and complete moisture analysis. He has participated in hundreds of extension presentations and has given talks at numerous scientific conferences. He developed the shelf life simplified paradigm and hygrothermal time shelf life model and is the leading expert in applying water activity to shelf life prediction.
Upon successful completion of this course the learner will be issued a certificate of completion.
This course is worth 0.1 CEUs or PDH equivalent
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