EHS for Textile Articles

  • 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 ...

  • Dye removal from textile industrial effluents by adsorption on exfoliated graphite nanoplatelets: kinetic and equilibrium studies

    The concept of physical adsorption was applied for the removal of direct and reactive blue textile dyes from industrial effluents. Commercial graphite nanoplatelets were used as substrate, and the quality of the material was characterized by atomic force and transmission electron microscopies. Dye/graphite nanoplatelets water solutions were prepared varying their pH and initial dye ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of membrane fouling indices during removal of reactive dye from batik wastewater

    ‘Batik’ is known as one of the most popular textile industries in Malaysia, and it produces wastewater in its processing. The wastewater contains reactive dye and is released into drains as well as rivers. It could cause harm to the environment and interrupt the food chain due to the chemicals contained in it. The aim of the present study is to determine the flux performance and modified ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Treatment of textile wastewaters using Eutectic Freeze Crystallization

    A water treatment process needs to recover both water and other useful products if the process is to be viewed as being financially and environmentally sustainable. Eutectic Freeze Crystallization (EFC) is one such sustainable water treatment process that is able to produce both pure ice (water) and pure salt(s) by operating at a specific temperature. The use of EFC for the treatment of water is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • ASTM’s Technical Information Resource

    All of ASTM International’s standards, papers and chapters, and books can be found, searched and subscribed to in one resource, ASTM Compass. A researcher investigates a new asphalt additive and tests with a standard from Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. An ...


    By ASTM International

  • Environmental Kuznets curve for pollutants emissions in China’s textile industry: an empirical investigation

    This study investigates the relationships between pollutants emissions and economic growth in China’s textile industry for the period 1992–2007. Four kinds of pollutants emissions (i.e. carbon dioxide emissions, sulphur dioxide emissions, waste gas emissions and wastewater discharges) are focused on. In particular, the study aims at testing whether relationship between pollutants emissions and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Blue and grey water footprint of textile industry in China

    Water footprint (WF) is a newly developed idea that indicates impacts of freshwater appropriation and wastewater discharge. The textile industry is one of the oldest, longest and most complicated industrial chains in the world's manufacturing industries. However, the textile industry is also water intensive. In this paper, we applied a bottom-up approach to estimate the direct blue water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater effluent characteristics from Moroccan textile industry

    The objectives of this work were to carry out a complete characterization of textile wastewater, resulting from a textile unit located in the Marrakesh region. A physico-chemical characterization has been performed, focused on organic and toxicological aspects. The cladoceran Daphnia magna was used as the sensor organism and lethal concentration as a criterion to measure the toxicity of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Indonesia: SLP Environmental Consultants offer ISO and ASTM Standard Environmental Due Diligence (EDD) Services in Indonesia.

    Indonesia is the largest economy in South East Asia with a 2011 GDP estimated at $1.21 trillion and an ADB GDP growth forecast of 6.4% for 2012. The Indonesian economy proved remarkably resilient in the face of the 2008 global financial crisis and was one of the few G20 members to actually post growth in 2009. Indonesia regained its investment grade rating from Fitch in 2011 and from Moody'sin ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Biological decolorization of industrial dyes by Candida tropicalis and Bacillus firmus

    Disperse dyes are chiefly used by textile industries for the coloration of polyester and cellulose triacetate and their blended fibres. Their extensive use and recalcitrant nature, high tinctorial strength renders the voluminous textile effluents intensively colored and causes environmental concerns. Decolorization of representative members of Dianix CC and Dianix S brands (DyStar Pvt. Ltd.) of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Recycling textile waste - Newer Dimensions

    Recycling selected textile waste,namely willow waste or cotton micro dust, that has no end use other than disposal as landfill. The waste is intially decomposed and later conerted into a compost. The biocompost produced was supplemented to the selected plant varities and its efficacy was ...


  • FMC`s brownfield lessons learned

    A corporate officer shares the valuable lessons his company has learned in addressing its brownfield redevelopment sites, providing case studies of four separate projects to demonstrate how a cooperative approach to remediation and redevelopment can pay dividends for the process and the company. Over the years, FMC Corporation has learned many important lessons as the company has worked to manage ...


    By AHC Group

  • 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

  • Textile Wastewater

    The textile industry is very water intensive. Water is used for cleaning the raw material and for many flushing steps during the whole production. Produced waste water has to be cleaned from, fat, oil, color and other chemicals, which are used during the several production steps. The cleaning process is depending on the kind of waste water (not every plant uses the same way of production) and ...


  • 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

  • Comparative evaluation of commercial and sewage sludge based activated carbons for the removal of textile dyes from aqueous solutions

    Almost every industry uses coloring matter to color their products and the residual and unspent substances are discharged in to the environment, particularly aquatic environment. Discharge of such colored effluents imparts color to the receiving water and interferes with its intended beneficial use. In addition, recent reports suggest that several color-causing substances are micro toxic to the ...


    By University of Tehran

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