The population of coloured textile fibres in domestic washing machines

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dc.contributor.author Watt, R
dc.contributor.author Roux, C
dc.contributor.author Robertson, J
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T03:56:25Z
dc.date.issued 2005-04
dc.identifier.citation Science and Justice - Journal of the Forensic Science Society, 2005, 45 (2), pp. 75 - 83
dc.identifier.issn 1355-0306
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/6066
dc.description.abstract A population survey was carried out to analyse examples of the coloured fibre population that may be expected to exist in both front- and top-loading domestic washing machines during Spring, in Sydney, Australia. White cotton T-shirts were washed both individually, and with a normal household wash load, then taped to recover extraneous fibres transferred during the wash cycle. Twelve thousand one hundred and seventy-eight fibres were classified according to length, colour and generic class. Cotton fibres were most prevalent (69.4%), followed by man-made fibres (24.2%). The most common colour/generic class combinations were black/grey cotton (27%), blue cotton (20%) and red cotton (15.6%). Other combinations generally represented under 2% of the total fibre population. Two thirds (65.9%) of the recovered fibres were under 2 mm in length, the proportion of fibres decreasing with increasing fibre length. Variations in machine type did not affect the distribution of fibres with respect to fibre type, colour or length. © The Forensic Science Society 2005.
dc.language eng
dc.title The population of coloured textile fibres in domestic washing machines
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Science and Justice - Journal of the Forensic Science Society
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 45
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Harrogate, England en_US
dc.publocation Sydney
dc.identifier.startpage 75 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 83 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1602 Criminology
dc.personcode 960382
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Other Chemical Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom 0.31 en_US
dc.date.activity 2001-01-04
dc.location.activity Malaysia & Singapore
dc.description.keywords forensic science; fibres; population survey; washing machines en_US
dc.description.keywords Fibres
dc.description.keywords Forensic science
dc.description.keywords Population survey
dc.description.keywords Washing machines
dc.description.keywords Fibres
dc.description.keywords Forensic science
dc.description.keywords Population survey
dc.description.keywords Washing machines
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science/School of Chemistry and Forensic Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Forensic Science


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