The influence of front-loading and top-loading washing machines on the persistence, redistribution and secondary transfer of textile fibres during laundering

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dc.contributor.author Szewcow, Rebecca en_US
dc.contributor.author Robertson, James en_US
dc.contributor.author Roux, Claude en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:33:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:33:02Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2010005943 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Szewcow Rebecca, Robertson James, and Roux Claude 2011, 'The influence of front-loading and top-loading washing machines on the persistence, redistribution and secondary transfer of textile fibres during laundering', John Rowe, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 263-273. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0045-0618 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18010
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the influence of several factors on the redistribution of extraneous textile fibres on garments during machine washing. Cotton T-shirts were seeded with known numbers of acrylic, wool and viscose target fibres in controlled positions and laundered in top- and front-loading machines, both individually and accompanied by undergarments. The persistence of target fibres was low (generally <10%), but never zero. Between 50% and 100% of recovered fibres were redistributed away from the primary contact area. A secondary transfer of target fibres always occurred to at least one undergarment, 90% of experiments resulting in fibres transferred to the inside surface of the undergarments. This implies that whilst valuable fibre evidence may be recovered from garments after machine washing, the location of recovered fibres should not be relied upon to corroborate alleged scenarios when it is known or suspected that the garment under investigation has been laundered. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher John Rowe en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00450618.2011.563246 en_US
dc.title The influence of front-loading and top-loading washing machines on the persistence, redistribution and secondary transfer of textile fibres during laundering en_US
dc.parent Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences en_US
dc.journal.volume 43 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation Clovelly NSW, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 263 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 273 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Chemistry and Forensic Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 039900 en_US
dc.personcode 0000071172 en_US
dc.personcode 0000063881 en_US
dc.personcode 960382 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Other Chemical Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords fibres, interpretation, transfer, persistence, washing machines en_US
dc.staffid 960382 en_US


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