Quality Aspects of Belt Conveyor Dryer Use on Seed Cotton

Weldon Laird, Milton Smith and Gary Barker


A cotton gin for machine-stripped cotton equipped with a belt conveyor-dryer processed modules of wet cotton as readily as dry modules without chokeups or gumming up the gin saws. The wet module cotton cleaned well and fiber quality was preserved at higher levels than expected. HVI data showed no loss in fiber quality attributable to over-drying or over-heating the cotton at the drying temperatures and long dryer retention times that are available with the new drying technology.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 1724 - 1726
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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