Ecotextile ’98: Sustainable Development (Woodhead Publishing by A. Richard Horrocks

By A. Richard Horrocks

The edited papers which include this ebook have been provided on the foreign convention, Ecotextile ’98, which was once organised together via Bolton Institute and the British cloth expertise staff.

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30 BffiLIOGRAPHY 1. Environmental Technology Best Practice Programme, Saving Money Through Waste Minimisation: Raw Material Use, Good Practice Guide GG25, March 1996 2. Environmental Technology Best Practice Programme, Saving Money Through Waste Minimisation: Reducing Water Use, Good Practice Guide GG26, March 1996 3. Environmental Technology Best Practice Programme, Saving Money Through Waste Minimisation: Teams and Champions, Good Practice Guide GG27, March 1996 4. Environmental Technology Best Practice Programme, Saving Money Through Waste Minimisation: Getting Started, GS25, September 1996 5.

Treatment comprised of an initial coarse filter followed by chemical dosing with lime, ferrous sulphate and a polyelectrolyte. Separation occurred in a settlement tank with the sludge being dewatered and disposed to landfill. The water was pH adjusted using carbon dioxide rather than conventional mineral acid dosing and discharged to river. The introduction of a biofiltration system has improved the quality of the discharged water further reducing the BOD levels. The running costs are of the order £4500 per week for chemicals adding approximately 5p cost per metre of fabric dyed and finished.

Up to 35% of identified opportunities to reduce waste are usually low costlno cost opportunities. • The generation of opportunities to reduce waste requires determination. • Waste management does not stop but remains a part of continuous management. • Interaction between companies with similar problems is advantageous. 30 BffiLIOGRAPHY 1. Environmental Technology Best Practice Programme, Saving Money Through Waste Minimisation: Raw Material Use, Good Practice Guide GG25, March 1996 2. Environmental Technology Best Practice Programme, Saving Money Through Waste Minimisation: Reducing Water Use, Good Practice Guide GG26, March 1996 3.

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