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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CHEMICAL MODIFICATION OF COTTON FOR VALUE ADDED APPLICATIONS

Location: Cotton Chemistry and Utilization Research

Title: Ultrasound-enhanced bioscouring of greige cotton: regression analysis of process factors

Authors
item Easson, Michael
item Wojkowski, Stefan
item Condon, Brian
item Yeater, Kathleen
item Slopek, Ryan
item Fortier, Chanel

Submitted to: American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: February 12, 2014
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Ultrasound-enhanced bioscouring process factors for greige cotton fabric are examined using custom experimental design utilizing statistical principles. An equation is presented which predicts bioscouring performance based upon percent reflectance values obtained from UV-Vis measurements of ruthenium red stained fabrics. Maximum bioscouring conditions are determined for enzyme concentration, process time, ultrasonic power and frequency. Significant cost saving can be achieved through a modification of process factors.

Last Modified: 12/18/2014
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