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Dyed without waste - developing a process to save water in the textile industry

Author: Euronews Knowledge

Main category: Engineering (Civil engineering)

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This edition of Futuris visited a factory in Belgium which specialises in dyeing fabrics. Every year around 12,000 kilometres of textile materials are dyed. And for that, millions of litres of water are needed. After use, the water is full of colorants, chemicals and salts.

How to recycle this polluted water in an efficient and affordable way, so it can be re-used in the whole dyeing process? European researchers think they've found an answer to this question

Language: English

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