Preliminary Study of Determining Trash Components in Lint Cottons by Near Infrared Spectroscopy Technique
- *Corresponding Author:
- Liu Y, USDA, ARS
Cotton Structure & Quality Research Unit
New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 02, 2014; Accepted Date: July 22, 2014; Published Date: August 05, 2014
Citation: Liu Y, Thibodeaux D, Foulk J, Rodgers J (2014) Preliminary Study of Determining Trash Components in Lint Cottons by Near Infrared Spectroscopy Technique. J Textile Sci Eng 4:161. doi: 10.4172/2165-8064.1000161
Copyright: © 2014 Liu Y, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The transfer of Near Infrared (NIR) calibration models for the determination of total trash, leaf trash and non-leaf trash components in cotton fibers was conducted between two sets of samples. These samples to be analyzed are inhomogeneous in a bulky state whereas the samples used as calibrations were homogeneous in a ground state. The efficacy of the model transfer was evaluated based on instrumental leaf grade readings of “as is” diverse samples, because current-in-use trash tests cannot generate the trash amount for individual trash components. Results indicated that the predictions from the direct model transfer were unreliable, but they might be acceptable after the correction or conversion of original predictions with standard samples.