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RESEARCH PAPERS: Additional Technical Papers

Principles of Dust Removal in Gin Machinery: Theoretical and Measured

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W. S. Anthony, E. P. Columbus

U.S. Cotton Ginning Laboratory, ARS, USDA, Stoneville, MS 38776

J. Eng. Ind 107(3), 288-294 (Aug 01, 1985) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3186000 History: Received April 09, 1985; Online July 30, 2009

Abstract

Some textile mill workers develop byssinosis as a result of cotton dust. A wet extraction process can be used to remove most of the respirable dust but the quality of the yarn is lowered. Gin processes remove proportional quantities of respirable dust as a result of the pneumatic and mechanical forces that are applied to the dust particles. The effectiveness of each gin process in removing 15-micron diameter dust particles was evaluated experimentally and a lint cleaner was the only machine that effectively removed dust particles. Theoretical analyses of the effect of the gin processes on 15-micron diameter dust particles attached to the cotton fibers indicated that maximum pneumatic forces of 17.0 × 10−8 N were applied during the conveyance of seed cotton, and maximum mechanical forces of 28.7 × 10−5 N were applied during lint cleaning.

Copyright © 1985 by ASME
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