publication . Article . 2015

The prevalence of two ‘commonly’ encountered synthetic target fibres within a large urban environment

Ray Palmer; Elisabeth Burnett; Natalie Luff; Craig Wagner; Georgia Stinga; Clare Carney; Kelly J. Sheridan;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2015
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: United Kingdom
A target fibre study was carried out to assess the random prevalence of two ostensibly commonly encountered synthetic fibre types; black acrylic and blue polyester. The study was performed in an environment which maximised the number of random contacts between textile garments in the population and specific surfaces, namely; seating relating to buses, public houses and cinemas found within a large urban conurbation.\ud \ud Surface debris tapings were collected from samples of bus seats (30), pub seats (54) and cinema seats (53). Using low power stereomicroscopy, a total of 114 and 68 fibres, superficially similar to the respective black acrylic and blue polyeste...
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free text keywords: F400, Bayesian framework, Urban environment, Target fibres, Statistics, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Textile, business.industry, business, Source level, Engineering, Fibre type, Forensic engineering
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