On the models of cross-linking efficiency of cotton cellulose obtained by genetic programming
The crosslinking effect of unmercerized and mercerized cotton cellulose crosslinked with different BTCA mass fractions in the impregnation bath has been investigated. Crosslinking efficiency has been analyzed using FT-IR spectroscopy, water retention capacity method, tensiometry and the methylene blue method. In a previous paper [Brezocnik and Sauperl, Materials Research Innovations 10(1) (2006) 45-62], genetic programming method was used and different prediction models for crosslinking efficiency have been developed based on the experimental data which were obtained with the separate physical-chemical methods. Here we compare the results with various models obtained by the least squares method and discuss the results.