In-plant control applications and their effect on treatability of a textile mill wastewater


DULKADIROGLU H., Eremektar G. , Dogruel S. , UNER H., Germirli-Babuna F. F. , ORHON D.

WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.45, no.12, pp.287-295, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.287-295

Abstract

Water minimization and exploration of the potential for wastewater recovery and reuse are priority issues of industrial wastewater management. They are extremely significant for the textile industry commonly characterized with a high water demand. The study presents a detailed in-plant control survey for a wool finishing plant. A comprehensive process profile and wastewater characterization indicate that process water consumption can be reduced by 34%, and 23% of the wastewater volume can be recovered for reuse. Treatability of reusable wastewater fraction and the effect of in-plant control applications on effluent treatability were also investigated.