publication . Article . 2015

The prevalence of two 'commonly' encountered synthetic target fibres within a large urban environment.

R. Palmer; E. Burnett; N. Luff; C. Wagner; G. Stinga; C. Carney; K. Sheridan;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2015
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
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, Textile, business.industry, business, Engineering, Statistics, Urban environment, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Analytical chemistry, Target fibres, Forensic engineering
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publication . Article . 2015

The prevalence of two 'commonly' encountered synthetic target fibres within a large urban environment.

R. Palmer; E. Burnett; N. Luff; C. Wagner; G. Stinga; C. Carney; K. Sheridan;