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X-ray fluorescence test validated

April 01, 2011
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DALTON, GA — A peer-reviewed research paper validating the Carpet and Rug Institute''s (CRI) X-ray fluorescence (XRF) carpet cleaning test protocol has been published in the March-April edition of the official journal of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, the AATCC Review, according to a press release.

The seven-page report, entitled "X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy Method Development for Quantitative Evaluation of Carpet Cleaning Technology," examines the processes used to test and verify the removal of soil from carpet using X-ray fluoroscopy equipment, the release stated.

The paper concludes that XRF measurement is a reliable means of quantifying the amount of test material removed from carpet during cleaning, the release noted.

"This technology is consistent with CRI''s desire to see the best science applied to cleaning carpet and improving air quality in indoor environments and maintaining the life cycle of carpets," said Werner Braun, president of CRI.

"We have made XRF technology a central part of our Seal of Approval programs," Braun added.

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