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Research Project: Enhancing the Profitability and Sustainability of Upland Cotton, Cottonseed, and Agricultural Byproducts through Improvements in Pre- and Post-Harvest Processing

Location: Cotton Production and Processing Research

Title: Plastic contamination detection and removal in seed cotton

item Holt, Gregory
item Pelletier, Mathew
item Wanjura, John

Submitted to: International Cotton Advisory Committee Recorder
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/26/2019
Publication Date: 11/26/2019
Citation: Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G., Wanjura, J.D. 2019. Plastic contamination detection and removal in seed cotton. International Cotton Advisory Committee Recorder. online.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This presentation will cover recent developments in contamination detection and removal with emphasis on how this technology could be adapted to countries that are not as technologically advanced as the U.S. and Australia. Examples will be shown of the technology being used to remove plastic contamination and explain how other contaminates such as cotton plant materials, feathers, oil, and human hair maybe items which can be detected and removed with the technology.