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Title: Vibrational spectroscopic determination of botanical trash samples

item Fortier, Chanel
item Rodgers Iii, James
item Boykin Jr, James

Submitted to: American Chemical Society Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/4/2013
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Cotton trash present with cotton lint can drastically affect the yarn properties and marketability of cotton. Cotton trash usually comes into contact with cotton lint from field to fabric processing operations of cotton. Conventional methods to determine cotton lint currently do not present the origin of the trash present. Knowing the identity of the trash present with cotton can lead to the creation of trash-specific identification and removal devices to ultimately enhance the quality properties of cotton. The results of using vibrational spectroscopy and chemometrics to specifically analyze botanical cotton trash are presented herein.