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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.287-295
  • Keywords: industrial pollution control, in-plant control, textile industry, treatability, wastewater reuse, water conservation, wool finishing, ACTIVATED-SLUDGE
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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.