The application of ozonation for the detoxification and biodegradability improvement of a textile auxiliary: Naphtalene sulphonic acid

Babuna F. F. , CAMUR S., Alaton I. A. , Okay O. , Iskender G.

DESALINATION, vol.249, no.2, pp.682-686, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 249 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.desal.2008.10.031
  • Title of Journal : DESALINATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.682-686
  • Keywords: Naphthalene sulphonic acid, Chemical pretreatment, Ozonation, Recalcitrant organics, Acute toxicity, Textile dyeing industry, Auxiliary chemicals, PHAEODACTYLUM-TRICORNUTUM, TOXICITY, OZONE


From the environmental point of view, the textile industry dealing with operations such as fibre and fabric preparation, dyeing, finishing, printing etc. can be identified among the very chemical intensive sectors. Therefore the characterisation and management of textile auxiliaries within aqueous dyehouse effluents are becoming a challenging responsibility for the textile manufacturer. Although there is much speculation about the types and quantities of these chemicals released to the environment during textile manufacturing. there are only few data about the behaviour of these chemicals both in receiving water bodies and in wastewater treatment systems. Besides current understanding of industrial pollution control emphasizes the relevance of segregated stream management. This issue gains a further importance when segregated effluent streams containing auxiliaries with xenobiotic nature are considered.