RESEARCH PAPERS: Papers on Textile Industries

Application of Ultrasonic Forces to Remove Dust From Cotton

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D. Ensminger

Battelle-Columbus Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio

J. G. Montalvo, A. Baril

Southern Regional Research Center, ARS, USDA, New Orleans, La.

J. Eng. Ind 106(3), 242-246 (Aug 01, 1984) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3185941 History: Received January 27, 1984; Online July 30, 2009


Previous studies have led to the determination of the forces of attachment of dust to cotton and of the forces required to remove such dust from cotton. Building on the results of the previous research, a theoretical model has been developed for predicting the intensity of a sonic or ultrasonic field that would be required to remove dust from cotton. The model takes into accout displacement amplitudes, velocities, and accelerations as functions of frequencies and intensities of sonic energy and the anticipated effects on coupling and absorption in the cotton. The theory is compared with experiment.

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