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Community Geothermal Technology Program : cloth dyeing by geothermal steam. An experiment in technology transfer from Japan to Hawaii, final report

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Title:Community Geothermal Technology Program : cloth dyeing by geothermal steam. An experiment in technology transfer from Japan to Hawaii, final report
Authors:Furumoto, Augustine S.
Keywords:secondary uses
Kilauea
direct heat
Puna
community
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geothermal uses
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Date Issued:31 Dec 1987
Citation:Furumoto AS. 1987. Community Geothermal Technology program: Cloth dyeing by geothermal steam. An experiment in technology transfer from Japan to Hawaii, Final report. Community Geothermal Technology program.
Series:Community Geothermal Technology program
Abstract:This was an experiment to test whether cloth dyeing using geothermal steam (already proven in Japan) would be feasible in Hawaii. Results: Using a fabricated steam vat, cotton, silk, and synthetic can be dyed; the resulting material received high grades for steadfastness and permanency under dye testing. Techniques that were successful in Matsukawa, were replicated in Puna. However, attempts to embed leaf patterns on cloth using natural leaves and to extract natural dyes from Hawaiian plants were unsuccessful; the color of natural dyes deteriorated in hours. But chemical dyes gave brilliant hues or shades, in contrast to those in Japan where the steam there gave subdued tones. It is concluded that geothermal dyeing can be a viable cottage industry in Puna, Hawaii.
Description:Report Number: DOE/SF/15798--T7
Pages/Duration:20 pages
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/21528
Appears in Collections: HNEI Engineering Reports
The Geothermal Collection


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