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UV/visible/near-infrared reflectance spectroscopic determination of cotton fiber and trash content in lint cotton waste
Author(s): Yongliang Liu; Gary R. Gamble; Devron Thibodeaux
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Paper Abstract

Lint cleaning at cotton processing facilities is performed in order to remove the non-lint materials with minimal fiber damage. The resultant waste contains some degree of cotton fiber having good equal qualities, and hence is of great concern for operating cost. Traditional methods for measuring non-lint trash are labor intensive and time consuming. UV / visible / NIR technique was examined for its feasibility in determining the portions of cotton fiber and trash. Overall result indicated that NIR prediction was limited to screening purpose for probable reasons as heterogeneous trash distribution, relatively small sampling, and gravimetric reference method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7676, Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety II, 767606 (20 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.852290
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Yongliang Liu, USDA Agricultural Research Service (United States)
Gary R. Gamble, USDA Agricultural Research Service (United States)
Devron Thibodeaux, USDA Agricultural Research Service (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7676:
Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety II
Moon S. Kim; Shu-I Tu; Kaunglin Chao, Editor(s)

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