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Research Project: Enhancing the Quality, Utility, Sustainability and Environmental Impact of Western and Long-Staple Cotton through Improvements in Harvesting, Processing, and Utilization

Location: Cotton Ginning Research

Title: Current research at the USDA-ARS Cotton Ginning and Textile Processing Laboratories

Author
item Armijo, Carlos
item Whitelock, Derek
item Funk, Paul
item Holt, Gregory
item Pelletier, Mathew
item Wanjura, John
item Delhom, Christopher - Chris
item Dowd, Michael - Mike
item Sui, Ruixiu

Submitted to: Annual Arizona Cotton Industry Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/23/2018
Publication Date: 6/22/2018
Citation: Armijo, C.B., Whitelock, D.P., Funk, P.A., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G., Wanjura, J.D., Delhom, C.D., Dowd, M.K., Sui, R. 2018. Current research at the USDA-ARS Cotton Ginning and Textile Processing Laboratories. Annual Arizona Cotton Industry Meeting. Presentation only.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This presentation informed the Arizona cotton industry about some of the current research being conducted at the USDA-ARS cotton ginning and textile processing laboratories. Projects included gin-based fiber quality measurements; cotton stickiness detection; identification of contamination sources; electronic module management system; new ginning system for cotton breeders; machine-vision detection and ejection of plastics in seed cotton; value added cotton by-products; mechanical delinting; drying system energy use audits; improving fiber length uniformity with experimental lint cleaners; high-capacity roller gin reclaimer; thermal plastic capture; and electrostatic plastic extraction.