Water Pollution In The Textile Industry

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Every manufacturing industry has its own unique operations as well as its challenges. The textile Industry has been one of the largest contributor to the water pollution in the world. Voluminous amount of water and chemicals go into the transformation process from greige goods to printed materials. Although other pollutants to the environment are also a concern, such as the solid waste and the air pollutants, water remains the largest and the most troubling. The new wave of Eco-Textile producers have coined the textile industry as the world’s worst offender in terms of pollution. There are over 2,000 chemicals used in the textile industry from dyes, to transfer agents many of them carcinogens.
Even after textiles have been produced, many residual
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The project seek to advocate a conceptual framework that will enable textile manufacturers to be more socially conscious and responsible for the impactful pollution to the environment. This research seeks to introduce a process modification that will reduce the amount of pollution to the environment especially through water contamination.
Objectives
The objective of the research is to develop a water reduction management system for the textile manufacturing industry. A system that will track the pollutants, reduce the amount of water usage and create a social consciousness that will eventually reduce the amount of harmful chemicals used in textile manufacturing. The research will investigate the following:
• A comprehensive review of the process and chemicals found in the textile manufacturing industry.
• To develop a process that would reduce the contamination that is involved in the textile manufacturing
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It has been the second largest industrial pollutant after the agricultural industry because of the voluminous amounts of water and chemicals used in manufacturing. Although many of these chemicals are carcinogens, still a lot of information is not known of the over 2,000 chemicals used in processing textiles. A comprehensive classification of all chemicals are needed. The textile industry has faced a large amount of criticism and pressure regarding the environmental waste of solid, air and water pollutants. In the manual developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on the “Pollution Prevention in the Textile Industry” 1996, the report gives a comprehensive overview of documented information on pollution prevention recycling practices for the textile industry. Most of these initiatives are new and extensive research is still being done. The report seeks to encourage a change in the textile industry with new technologies and modifications in the processing of

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