Wastewater Reuse in Textile Industry

Babuna F. F.

NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Security of Industrial Water Supply and Management, Ankara, Turkey, 13 - 15 September 2010, pp.131-139 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-94-007-1805-0_9
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.131-139
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Current understanding of industrial pollution control attributes significant attention to in-plant control measures targeting mainly waste minimization at source. Accordingly only after realizing front-of-pipe prevention measures by the help of in-plant control activities, end-of-pipe treatment alternatives can be adopted. Wastewater reuse which is considered as an important part of in-plant control efforts gains special significance in textile industry due to the intense usage of water in the sector. While evaluating a textile plant for wastewater use alternatives a rational methodology covering technical and economical feasibility studies must be followed. Issues such as possible adverse effects on product quality or the end-of-pipe wastewater characterization must be addressed.