Application of foams to the processing of fabrics. Final report, October 1, 1977-September 30, 1981

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The primary objective of this project was to reduce the energy consumed in the wet processing of fabrics where wet processing encompasses those processes used to convert loomstate (greige) goods to finished textile products. This includes desizing, scouring, bleaching, dyeing, printing, and finishing of fabrics. The energy intensive step in most of these processes is drying the fabric. By having less water on the fabric as it enters a drying oven, proportionately less energy is consumed in drying the fabric. The specific route used in this project to accomplish this objective has been to use air to distribute the finish, ... continued below

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Namboodri, C.G. October 1, 1981.

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The primary objective of this project was to reduce the energy consumed in the wet processing of fabrics where wet processing encompasses those processes used to convert loomstate (greige) goods to finished textile products. This includes desizing, scouring, bleaching, dyeing, printing, and finishing of fabrics. The energy intensive step in most of these processes is drying the fabric. By having less water on the fabric as it enters a drying oven, proportionately less energy is consumed in drying the fabric. The specific route used in this project to accomplish this objective has been to use air to distribute the finish, dye or printing ink onto the fabric. Rather than saturating the fabric with a dilute finish formulation, a concentrated formulation is mechanically foamed, air serving as the diluting medium and the foam applied to the fabric. In this manner, the water content of the fabric as it enters the drying oven is reduced by as much as 80% thereby leading to a corresponding reduction in the energy required to dry the fabric. Details on the procedure are presented and experimental results are discussed. (MCW)

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NTIS, PC A04/MF A01.

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  • Other: DE82011717
  • Report No.: DOE/CS/40056-T4
  • Grant Number: AC02-77CS40056
  • DOI: 10.2172/5202822 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5202822
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1052294

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  • October 1, 1981

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Namboodri, C.G. Application of foams to the processing of fabrics. Final report, October 1, 1977-September 30, 1981, report, October 1, 1981; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1052294/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.