Preliminary Evaluation of Multiple Lint Cleaning on Gram- Negative Bacteria and Endotoxin in Cotton

E.P Columbus and J.J. Fischer


Lint cleaners are effective removers of foreign matter and fine dust from lint cotton. This study evaluated the effectiveness of lint cleaners in the removal of gram-negative bacteria and endotoxin from the lint cotton. Three cottons were proceeded with zero to seven lint cleaners in increments of one lint cleaner and the lint cotton was analyzed for gram-negative bacteria and endotoxin content. The levels of gram-negative bacteria increased as the number of lint cleaners increased. Lint cleaning had no significant effect on the level of endotoxin in ginned lint.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1983 Beltwide Cotton Dust Conference pp. 111 - 113
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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