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item Anthony, William

Submitted to: Cotton Gin and Oil Mill Press
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/19/2005
Publication Date: 7/23/2005
Citation: Anthony, W.S. 2005. Increased turnout with new lint cleaner. Cotton Gin and Oil Mill Press. Vol. 106(15): 6-9.

Interpretive Summary: Interpretive summary not required - previously published.

Technical Abstract: A controlled-batt, saw-type lint cleaner was compared to a recently patented lint cleaner that combines features of a cylinder cleaner used for seed cotton with elements of a standard lint cleaner. Standard lint cleaners improve the appearance and market value per pound but reduce bale weight and degrade some desirable mill qualities. The new lint cleaner mitigates those adverse features. Two varieties of cotton were used in the evaluation. Turnout and waste percent were significant at the 5% level of probability for machine treatments. The High Volume Instrument (HVI) factors of micronaire, reflectance, plus b, leaf, percent area and length were statistically significant for machine treatments. Advanced Fiber Information System (AFIS) factors of nep size, neps per gram, seed coat neps per gram, total dust and dust per gram were significant for machine treatments; most AFIS factors were significant for cottons. The interaction for machine treatment and cotton was significant for nep size, neps per gram, and seed coat neps per gram. The waste per 500-lb bale averaged across varieties was 15.2 and 7.0 pounds for the standard lint cleaner and the new lint cleaner, respectively, for an increased bale weight of 8.2 pounds. For both cottons 1 and 2, the new lint cleaner yielded the highest monetary return with an increase of $5.36 and $16.34 per bale, respectively.