About the book
The book is about waste from the textile industry and textile waste. The waste from the textile industry can be classified as below:
- Exhaust air
- Solid waste
In textile mills boilers, diesel generators, stenters etc. produce pollutants that are discharged into the air. The pollutants contain suspended particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, oxide of nitrogen gas, etc. from the weaving, spinning and finishing process.
The textile industry consumes large amounts of water and auxiliary chemicals primarily in the dyeing and finishing operations. While many of these chemicals become part of the product, some are removed from the fabric, ending up in wastewater. About 12 % of synthetic dyes used each year during processing operations in the textile industry are lost and 20 % of these lost dyes enter the environment through wastewater.
Primary solid wastes from the textile industry are scraps of fabric and yarn etc. The other solid wastes are pumice stones, chemical storage drums, cardboard reels for storing fabric and cones used to hold yarns for manufacturing. The end products of textile industry are common waste in daily life