Submitted to: Cotton Gin and Oil Mill Press
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/23/2003
Publication Date: 7/26/2003
Citation: Mangialardi, G.J., Anthony, W.S. 2003. Appraisal of lint cleaner developments. Cotton Gin and Oil Mill Press. Vol. 104(15): 8-16. Interpretive Summary: Many lint cleaner designs have been used to clean lint cotton at cotton gins since the late 1940's. However, these various lint cleaning systems offer varying levels of cleaning and fiber quality and ginners can not easily balance these factors against the needs of their gins. In order to help resolve this problem, this paper compiles the significant lint cleaner developments and research conducted on the cleaning of lint cotton at cotton gins since 1947. It describes how the various systems use combinations of cleaning factors to satisfactorily clean cotton. The information and appraisal of the available systems should prove helpful to engineers planning new designs and to gin owners in selecting lint cleaners for their gins.
Technical Abstract: This paper summarizes significant lint cleaner developments for cotton gins since about 1947. It describes the design and operation of various types and models of lint cleaners and gives an appraisal of designs and settings that may be most useful at current cotton gins. Materials from the review are arranged chronologically. The compiled information and recommendations should prove useful to scientists planning future gin cleaning studies, and to engineers and gin owners selecting lint cleaner designs and types for commercial gins.