Location: Cotton Ginning ResearchTitle: Preliminary evaluation of feeder and lint slide moisture addition on ginning, fiber quality, and textile processing of western cotton
Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/20/2016
Publication Date: 5/20/2016
Citation: Whitelock, D.P., Armijo, C.B., Delhom, C.D. 2016. Preliminary evaluation of feeder and lint slide moisture addition on ginning, fiber quality, and textile processing of western cotton. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 5-7, 2016, New Orleans, LA. p. 883-884. 2016 CDROM.
Technical Abstract: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of moisture addition at the gin stand feeder conditioning hopper and/or the battery condenser slide on gin performance and Western cotton fiber quality and textile processing. The test treatments included no moisture addition, feeder hopper humid air moisture addition, battery condenser slide humid air moisture addition, and both additions. During each treatment that spanned ginning 15 bales, gin machinery energy and gas consumption readings were acquired and seed cotton and lint samples were obtained for moisture, fiber quality, and textile spinning analyses. This paper will summarize the initial findings of the study.