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Cotton dust control studies: effects of engineering controls, washing cotton, and additives.
Hersh SP; Batra SK; Fornes RE
Tex Res J 1981 Nov; 51(11):714-722
Cotton dust control studies carried out by North Carolina State University since 1973 are reviewed. The purpose of the investigations has been to examine means for reducing respirable dust emission during carding, as well as to evaluate the relative merits of various dust sampling devices. Included in the topics reviewed are the effects of lint cleaners at the gin, experimental feeder/cleaners at the gin, steaming cotton at the gin, cleaning pneumafil filter, efficacy of cottonmaster as a cleaning device, effect of washing cotton before processing, humidifiers as sources of respirable dust, additives as dust suppressants, electrostatic precipitator aircleaning devices, particle size distribution of cotton dust, evaluation of short term samplers, and particle sizing via light scattering.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Plant-dusts; Cotton-industry; Control-methods; Dust-collection; Dust-collectors; Air-quality-control; Dust-extraction; Dust-control-equipment
Textile Materials & Management North Carolina State Univ Post Office Box 5006 Raleigh, N C 27607
Issue of Publication
Textile Research Journal
North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina
Page last reviewed: November 6, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division