A scientific approach to wastewater recovery and reuse in the textile industry

ORHON D., Babuna F. F., Kabdasli I., Insel F., Karahan Ö., DULKADIROGLU H., ...More

WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.43, no.11, pp.223-231, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.223-231
  • Keywords: biological treatment, characterization, COD fractionation, knit fabric processing, pollution profile, process kinetics, recovery and reuse, textile industry, ACTIVATED-SLUDGE, WATER
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Wastewater recovery and reuse in industries requires all the basic steps of quality management. It should involve a comprehensive in plant survey of processes with wastewater generation, identification of recoverable streams, and treatment requirements for reuse. It should equally undertake evaluation of wastewater quality remaining after segregation of the recovered portion, with specific emphasis on technological implications of appropriate treatment and compliance with effluent limitations. In this study, all these factors were experimentally assessed and evaluated for a knit fabric processing textile plant.