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Main Title Use of organic solvents in textile sizing and desizing /
Author Perkins, W. S. ; Hall, D. M. ; Slaten, B. L. ; Walker, R. P. ; Farrow., J. C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Perkins, Warren S.
Samfield, Max.
CORP Author Alabama Textile Education Foundation, Auburn.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/2-77-126; EPA-R-803665
Stock Number PB-271 023
OCLC Number 52489938
Additional Subjects Textile processing ; Organic solvents ; Sizing(Sharping) ; Water pollution control ; Industrial waste treatment ; Fabrics ; Yarns ; Cost analysis ; Operating costs ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Yarns ; Energy consumption
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-126 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/10/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/2-77-126 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/27/2003
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-77-126 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/03/2020
NTIS  PB-271 023 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 69 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a study of textile sizing and desizing in organic solvents. Properties of materials applicable as warp sizes in organic solvents were satisfactory for use as warp sizes. Properties of fabrics made from solvent-sized yarns were equal in quality to those of fabrics made from aqueous-sized yarns. Energy consumption for solvent sizing and desizing is essentially equivalent to that required in conventional aqueous systems. Costs of solvent and aqueous sizing and desizing are about equivalent if the estimates include anticipated 1983 wastewater treatment costs. Major materials cost in solvent operations is for solvent lost in the process (7.3%); the loss can be reduced by proper engineering design. Solvent sizing and desizing would virtually eliminate all of the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) load in wastewater effluents typical in aqueous operations.
Project Officer: Max Samfield. Alabama Textile Education Foundation "July 1977." "EPA-600/2-77-126."