Comparative Wool Scouring Studies

In laboratory trials on samples from individual fleeces solvent degreasing has shown a higher yield than aqueous alkaline scouring

V.A. Williams

2008

Scholarcy highlights

  • In laboratory trials on samples from individual fleeces solvent degreasing has shown a higher yield than aqueous alkaline scouring
  • Differences of 0.5% to 1.4% of clean dry fiber are found when solvent degreasing is compared with traditional soap-soda scouring
  • Evidence is presented showing that the difference in yield is due to dissolution of oxidized protein material from the tip portion of the wool fiber by hot alkaline scouring solutions
  • Regain of scoured wool at standard conditions is found to vary with the method of cleaning
  • Wool cleaned by solvent or neutral detergent has a lower regain than that from alkaline scouring

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