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The effect of cotton grade, variety, and growing location on the dust generated in a model card room.

Authors
Hersh-SP; Hobby-CK; Fornes-RE; Batra-SK
Source
Tex Res J 1980 Jan; 50(9):531-540
NIOSHTIC No.
00101467
Abstract
The effect of cotton grade, variety and growing location on dust generated in a model card room was studied. Cotton included in this analysis was grown in 13 states consisting of 10 varieties and 5 grades. Data was evaluated by determining whether any deviations in the amount of dust emitted by individual bales from that of the average measured on all bales of the same grade of cotton could be attributed to growing location or variety. A total of 140 bales were processed in 305 runs; two bales of each item were processed and examined on 2 consecutive days. Cotton grown in the Eastern United States produced less dust in the card room, and cotton grown in the arid areas of the West produced more dust than the average. Factors affecting the amount of dust emitted included harvesting time, steaming of cotton and growing of the same variety of cotton in the same field 2 years in succession. The authors conclude that several uncontrollable and overriding factors obscured the attempt at determining whether cotton grade, growing location and genetic variety affect the levels of dust emitted during the processing of cotton.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Cotton-dust; Confined-spaces; Chromosome-disorders; Analytical-methods; Air-contamination; Research
Contact
Textile Materials & Management North Carolina State Univ Post Office Box 5006 Raleigh, N C 27607
CODEN
TRJOA9
Publication Date
19800101
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
358616
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00744
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0040-5175
Source Name
Textile Research Journal
State
NC
Performing Organization
North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina
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