Biodeterioration Research 1


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Man-made textile fibers are frequently encountered as trace evidence in criminal investigations. This study examined the effects of burial in soil on the biodeterioration of synthetic textile fibers such as cellulose acetate, nylon, polyesters and acrylics. Cellulose acetate fibers began to show signs of decomposition within two months after burial in common garden topsoil and were completely degraded within four to nine months. It was found that severely decomposed cellulose acetate fibers could be identified by pyrolysis ...

Biodeterioration Research 1 2011, Springer

ISBN-13: 9781461282600

1987 edition

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Biodeterioration Research 1 1988, Springer, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780306427640

1987 edition