RESEARCH PAPERS: Additional Technical Papers

Washing Cotton to Remove Dust

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P. E. Sasser

Cotton Incorporated, Raleigh, N.C. 27612

H. H. Perkins

USDA-ARS-Cotton Quality, Research Station, Clemson, S.C. 29631

J. Eng. Ind 106(1), 99-102 (Feb 01, 1984) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3185918 History: Received September 29, 1983; Online July 30, 2009


Cottons were washed by continuous process to evaluate the effects of cleaning and washing conditions on nonlint content, dust generation during carding, and fiber properties. Washing conditions ranged in severity from a full scour and bleach to a mild water wash treatment using only a wetting agent. Differences related to washing conditions were noted in dust generation and on fiber properties. In relation to project objectives, the mild wash produced the best quality cotton. All washing treatments lowered the dust content of the fibers.

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