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Main Title Dyebath reuse saves money and reduces pollution /
Author Bergenthal, Jon F. ; Eapen, J. ; Tawa, A. ; Tincher, W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Eapen, John.
Hendriks, Robert V.
Tawa, Anthony J.
Tincher, Wayne C.
CORP Author Sverdrup and Parcel and Associates, Inc., St. Louis, MO. ;Bigelow Sanford, Inc., Greenville, SC. ;Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA 600/M-84/002; EPA-68-02-3678
Stock Number PB85-116 143 National Technical Information Service
OCLC Number 37874493
Subjects Textile industry--Waste disposal--United States ; Dyes and dyeing--Environmental aspects--United States ; Color in the textile industries ; Waste minimization--Georgia--Case studies ; Waste minimization--Case studies--Georgia
Additional Subjects Textile finishing ; Materials recovery ; Dyes ; Water pollution control ; Industrial waste treatments ; Technology ; Fabrics ; Cost analysis ; Liquid wastes ; Waste recycling
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-M-84-002 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/16/2021
NTIS  PB85-116143 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ii, 5 pages ; 28 cm
The article discusses an evaluation of the potential for wastewater recycle or reuse in textile finishing mills. Over a dozen recycle technologies were evaluated in six separate mills. Results of these preliminary studies showed that most of the recycle technologies were technically feasible, but only a few were cost effective: synthetic size recovery and reuse, caustic recovery and reuse, direct wastewater reuse (e.g., countercurrent washing), and direct dyebath reuse. The last-mentioned was singled out for further study because it was seen as having several advantages: low capital cost for implementation, substantial processing cost savings, significant environmental benefits, and the potential for widespread use in the industry. It is estimated that about half of all textile dyeing is performed by batch operations, including most knit fabric, hosiery, and yarn, along with substantial amounts of carpet and some woven fabric. Dyebath reuse technology was first developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology about 10 years ago, but few mills have adopted it to date.
"EPA-600/M-84-002." EPA contract 68-02-3678. EPA Project Officer Robert V. Hendriks. "Journal article"--Technical report data sheet