Show simple item record Wijayapala, UGS Dharmasena, DKAS Bandara, DMN Chathuranga, MAI Rajapakshe, KS 2015-05-08T03:48:25Z 2015-05-08T03:48:25Z 2013
dc.description.abstract Scouring is one of the most important processes in fabric formation in the textile industry. The main function of scouring is the removal of hydrophobic impurities in fabrics made out of natural fibers. Normally scouring is done after the sizes are removed in the desizing process. Three main scouring methods can be identified in the current textile industry. Alkaline scouring, Bio scouring, Solvent scouring are those three main methods with the alkaline scouring being the traditional and widely used method. In this research the drawbacks of the existing scouring methods have been discussed under three main aspects which are efficiency, economy and environmental friendliness. Neither of the above three scouring methods satisfy all these three aspects, at least up to a reasonable level. In order to achieve all these three objectives concurrently, development of a new process by combining existing methods was focused on in this research. This approach has not been followed in the past. Under this project, combining of Alkaline scouring with Bio scouring and Solvent scouring were separately considered as the approach of the research. Widely used Alkaline (NaOH) scouring method has been chosen as the reference method and aspects of this method were compared with experimental results. Recipes were developed according to general requirements of combining agents and tested with 100% cotton twill fabric and results were analyzed. Within all tested recipes the most suitable combination was finalized with necessary conditions in order to achieve better results in terms of efficiency, economic and environment friendliness compared to the reference methodology. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.source.uri en_US
dc.subject Scouring en_US
dc.subject desizing en_US
dc.subject environment en_US
dc.subject textile industry en_US
dc.subject solvent scouring en_US
dc.title Development of a new scouring methodology for the textile industry en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Textile & Clothing Technology en_US
dc.identifier.year 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.conference National Engineering Conference en_US Moratuwa en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 38-42 en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding 9th Annual symposium of Engineering Research Unit, University of Moratuwa en_US en_US

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