Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Paper Science and Engineering
The purpose of this thesis was to discover if there was a way to remove or destroy the polyester from rags and leave the cotton in a form which is beneficial to the paper industry. An attempt was made to break up the rags, remove the polyester and evaluate the remaining cotton. The tests were attempted on a fibrous combination of cotton and polyester.
The general trend found that the chemical treatments to the rags from the textile mills gave additional problems and should be investigated.
Gardineer, Susan M., "The Separation of Cotton and Polyester in Rags" (1983). Paper Engineering Senior Theses. 211.