textile industry environmental impact Articles

  • Paying attention to environmental pay–offs: the case of an Indonesian textile manufacturer

    Despite the growing recognition of economic risks related to insufficient corporate environmental performance and the opportunities resulting from improvements, many companies have been struggling in practice to act accordingly. Among the reasons for implementation deficiencies may be a lack of information on reduction potentials and insufficient interdisciplinary communication between ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Incorporating sustainability in textile effluent treatment facilities

    Sustainable development encompasses environmental, social and economic considerations. As such, the stakeholders include industry, government, individuals and communities. When designing or operating an industrial plant, it is insufficient to consider only the economic viability of the facility. This paper examines the background to current sustainability awareness and presents a case study that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case History - Air Pollution Control in the Textile Industry: a Technology for the 21st Century

    The textile industry is plagued by air pollution problems which must be resolved. In particular, smoke and odor arising in the process require abatement. Air pollution control technology is available today which will serve the textile industry well into the 21st century. The nature of the problem The major air pollution problem in the textile industry occurs during the finishing stages, ...


  • Economic analysis of environmental problems in textile dyeing units: a case study from Ranaghat, West Bengal

    The dye and dye intermediaries industry is an important segment of the chemical industry that provides inputs to a large number of industries. Currently, the Indian dyestuff industry is in the midst of a major restructuring and consolidation phase. With the emphasis on product innovation, rebuilding and environmental friendliness, this industry is increasingly moving towards greater customer ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Efficiency evaluation of textile basic dye removal from water by nanofiltration

    Industrialization and urbanization have resulted in rapid deterioration of water quality. The scientific evidences prove that the effluents released from different industries e.g. textile, leather, paint etc. comprise of different hazardous and toxic compounds, some of which are known carcinogens and others probable carcinogens. The emergence of industrial centers without a corresponding growth ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Electrocoagulation Wastewater Treatment – An Application To Sustainably Reuse Textile Wastewater

    The textile industry is a water consumption intensive industry. Water is utilized for cleaning the raw material, and for the different steps in the textile dyeing process. Due to the effects of water scarcity and stricter environmental regulations, the cost of fresh water utilization has increased worldwide. In addition, the textile industry is faced with pressure by government regulators to move ...

  • Textile Industry: Air Pollution Control Through Wet Scrubbers, High Energy Venturi Scrubbers, Packed Bed Scrubbers and Other Technologies

    Wet Scrubbers, High Energy Venturi Scrubbers, Packed Bed Scrubbers are an excellent solution for air pollution in the textile industry. The textile industry is plagued by air pollution problems which must be resolved. In particular, smoke and odor arising in the process require abatement. Air pollution control technology is available today which will serve the textile industry well ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Assessment of the best available wastewater management techniques for a textile mill: cost and benefit analysis

    In the present study, several water recovery and end-of-pipe wastewater treatment alternatives were evaluated towards the evaluation of Best Available Techniques (BATs) for the management of wastewaters from a denim textile mill in accordance with the European Union's Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Directive. For this purpose, an assessment that translates the key ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Carbon Labelling: Impacting the Entire Supply Chain

    Carbon labeling is likely to be a powerful tool for informing consumers about the climate impacts of their  purchasing decisions, but generating and interpreting the data for an accurate  label is not without its challenges. Enhesa’s August 2011 webinar, attended by  over 200 EHS professionals, explored the potential effect of carbon labeling throughout  the entire ...

  • Myanmar (Burma): Being Environmentally Responsible not Reckless

    Over the last few months Myanmar (Burma) has rarely been seen out of the news. A number of key milestones have been witnessed by both the Burmese people and the wider International community.  The success of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (“NLD”) party at the polls, the floatation of the Myanmar (Burma) currency (Kyat – pronounced Chat), ...

  • Industrial Biotechnology - ASTM Organizes New Technical Committee

    With a total population of nearly 7.2 billion people, and a new birth every eight seconds, our modest planet is straining at the seams. Finding ways to maximize the sustainability of the resources that support us all is of critical importance. One such effort falls under the general heading of industrial biotechnology, which is based on a fascinating premise: that ...


    By ASTM International

  • Utilizing unconventional water sources for industrial reuse

    Reclamation and reuse of unconventional wastewater sources for plant raw water, cooling water and process pre-treatment has increased substantially due to increases in the cost of drinking water, recurring water shortages that can impact business operations, and tightening government regulation. Water is required in almost every industrial sector for the processing and manufacture of products. ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • To create meaningful change, apparel brands need to pursue sustainability at the industry level

    In 2010, fresh out of college with a degree in economics, I began a new job as a corporate sustainability professional at a major apparel retailer. I was hopeful. The apparel industry was full of environmental problems and opportunities for major progress. At the time, Greenpeace had launched a ...


    By Ensia

  • Lower Cost, Higher Environmental Performance Products: Dematerialising Furniture

     Basic Information For more than a decade, industrial designer Jan Dranger carried out an enormous amount of research and development work aimed at creating a totally new concept in furniture which is comfortable, inexpensive, durable, and environmentally sound. The breakthrough came in 1993 when a solution was patented that had all the desired qualities. Seeing the commercial potential, ...


  • Is the urban Indian consumer ready for environment-friendly apparel?

    The textile industry is inherently unsustainable, has a wide range of environmental and toxicological impacts and has been condemned as one of the worst offenders on earth in terms of pollution. The textile industry in India has largely been driven by small units which practice age-old methods of bleaching and dyeing, which adversely affect the balance of the local ecology. Given that the role ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable developments in knitting

    The global community is aware that policies and practices regarding human consumption of resources need to change. Sustainability is a dominant factor within government policies worldwide. A recent report compiled on behalf of the European Union identified clothing and textiles as key industries in terms of reducing environmental impact. In response to this report, the UK Government devised the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Flame Retardant Protection - Scaffold Sheeting

    Powerclad FR is a range of Flame Retardant versatile and cost-effective scaffold sheeting and open mesh products for temporary containment and weather protection enclosures. Our systems provide an unparalleled choice of materials to encapsulate a project, providing solutions to weather induced delays, enhancing site safety and security, minimising ...

  • Energy and material management based on a fuzzy-Petri net approach

    In modern production systems, materials and different forms of energy are provided, converted, stored and transported. Environmental impacts can be identified at any stage of the energy and material flow process. Due to the fact that production units and processes are interconnected with energy and material flows, it is of special interest to implement production control policies, which control ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cotton, cashmere, chemicals … what really goes into making our clothes?

    Sensitized to growing concern, manufacturers are paying increased attention to hazardous substances in our wardrobe’s supply chain. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has something to say about what you wear. While not a fashion arbiter and unable to advise on attire for family gatherings, the FTC oversees what appears on the labels inside your ...


    By Ensia

  • Air Pollution Control: Ready for the 21st Century

    The textile industry is plagued by air pollution problems which must be resolved. In particular, smoke and odor arising in the process require abatement. Air pollution control technology is available today which will serve the textile industry well into the 21st century. The nature of the problem The major air pollution problem in the textile industry occurs during the finishing stages, ...


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