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A Study on Decomposition of Nanoparticle Finished Textiles
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Volume 4, 2018
Issue 5 (September)
Pages: 80-82   |   Vol. 4, No. 5, September 2018   |   Follow on         
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Liu Yu, School of Textiles & Fashion Management, Milano Fashion Institute, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.
Textiles cover a considerable share of the environmental burdens globally. They have variety of dyes and chemicals which goes with at the disposal. Decomposition or degradation rates of textile materials in soil have forensic and environmental implications, depending textile type and use. Textiles have non/and biodegradable substances also, which decompose with variant time constrains. The chemicals on them may not decompose and might be toxic to microorganisms present in the ground. At present, a lot of research is performed on the decomposition of textile materials in natural soil, converting into biomass, water and carbon dioxide, posing no harm to the environment. But very limited information is available on the decomposition of textiles with functionality attributes, like antibacterial, flame retardant and waterproofing. In this respect, this research work aimed to see the decomposition of chemicals present on textiles, in order to understand the biodegradation phenomenon of textile materials and chemicals when buried in soil. The visual observations revealed that the decomposition or degradation of cellulose textile materials proceeded earlier than the one with functionality substance present on the cellulosic textiles. For the equivalent decomposition or degradation of textiles along with attributional substance on it, it’s essential to use precursors such as removal of attributional substance prior to their disposals.
Textile, Waste, Decomposition, Silver Nano Finishes, Degradation
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