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Research Project: Improving the Production and Processing of Western and Long-Staple Cotton and Companion Crops to Enhance Quality, Value, and Sustainability

Location: Cotton Ginning Research

Title: Characterization of particulate emissions from a cotton gin

item Whitelock, Derek
item YANG, ZIJIANG - University Of Maryland
item Buser, Michael

Submitted to: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/18/2022
Publication Date: 7/18/2022
Citation: Whitelock, D.P., Yang, Z., Buser, M.D. 2022. Characterization of particulate emissions from a cotton gin. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, July 17-20, 2022, Houston, TX. Presentation only.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: At the urging of cotton ginners and state agencies across the cotton belt, between 2008 and 2011 a multi-year project to measure dust emissions at cotton gins across the United States was conducted. Documentation in refereed journal articles of the emission factors measured in the project was completed in 2015, but further analysis of the measured ambient concentrations and marrying the stack and ambient sampling data continues. This presentation focuses on analyzing ambient sampling data, identifying variables that impact the ambient concentrations, and comparing measured concentrations to concentrations predicted with EPA’s regulatory dispersion model, AERMOD, using a dataset from a gin sampled during the sampling project.