Moist (coal) basis

Moist (coal) basis
  Moist coal contains its natural inherent or bed moisture, but does not include water adhering to the surface. Coal analyses expressed on a moist basis are performed or adjusted so as to describe the data when the coal contains only that moisture that exists in the bed in its natural state of deposition and when the coal has not lost any moisture due to drying.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary

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