The population of coloured textile fibres in domestic washing machines

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dc.contributor.author Watt Rebecca en_US
dc.contributor.author Roux Claude en_US
dc.contributor.author Robertson James en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-26T04:22:42Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-26T04:22:42Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier 2005000735 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Watt Rebecca, Roux Claude, and Robertson James 2005, 'The population of coloured textile fibres in domestic washing machines', Forensic Science Soc, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 75-83. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1355-0306 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/816
dc.description.abstract A population survey was carried out to analyse examples of the coloured fibre population that-may be expected to exist in both front- and top-loading domestic washing machines during Spring, in Sydney, Australia. White cotton T-shiIfs were washed both individually, and with a normal household wash load, then taped to recover extraneous fibres transferred during the wash cycle. Twelve thousand one hundred and seventy-eight fibres were classified according to length, colour and generic class. Cotton fibres were most prevalent (69.4%), followed by man-made fibres (24.2%). The most common colour/generic class combinations were black/grey cotton (27%), blue cotton (20%) and red cotton (15.6%). Other combinations generally represented under 2% of the total fibre population. Two thirds (65.9%) of the recovered, fibres were under 2mm in length, the proportion of fibres decreasing with increasing fibre length. Variations in machine type did not affect the distribution of fibres with respect to fibre type, colour or length. en_US
dc.publisher Forensic Science Society en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http//dx.doi.org/10.1016/S13550306(05)716324 en_US
dc.title The population of coloured textile fibres in domestic washing machines en_US
dc.parent Science and Justice en_US
dc.journal.volume 45 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Harrogate UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 75 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 83 en_US
dc.cauo.name Science en_US


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