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Technology in Australia 1788-1988Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
Table of Contents

Chapter 5

I 1788 - State Of The Art In Textile Technology

II Australian Textiles - The Early Days

III Australian Textiles - The 20th Century
i Technology and Development
ii Australian Wool Textile Research

IV Australian Textiles - To Date

V Acknowledgements



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14 The CSIRO jet scour. Instead of immersing the greasy wool in a large volume of scour liquor, in the CSIRO jet the wool is passed under a series of jets of liquor. Less entanglement of fibres results.

  Figure 14

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15 Diagram of CSIRO jet scour. See Figure 14.

  Figure 15

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16 The carbonizing process entails treatment of vegetable-containing wool with dilute sulphuric acid, drying and then baking. During the baking, the concentrated acid degrades the vegetable matter, which is then crushed to fragment it in a crusher similar to that shown above.

  Figure 16

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