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Green Chemistry in Textiles

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Abstract

Recent years, the textile industry has become the largest environmentally toxic and polluting industry in all over the world due to their usage of unsustainable and environmentally hazardous chemicals and conventional chemical processing techniques. Green chemistry has been made a great impact on the textile industry to overcome these issues. Green reactions are sustainable, eco-friendly, clean, more efficient, and steady under atmospheric conditions, use of harmless solvents and reduce the auxiliaries, bio-processing, environmentally-safe developed, effective processing, reduction of toxic chemicals, the recovery and as well as the reusability of water, chemical and textile. This chapter is mainly focused on the green chemistry in textile to reduce environmental hazards and health problems associated with chemicals and process in techniques used in textile industry.

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  • Textile industry
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Sustainable
  • Eco-friendly and green chemistry

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Senthil Kumar, P., Gunasundari, E. (2018). Green Chemistry in Textiles. In: Muthu, S. (eds) Sustainable Innovations in Textile Chemistry and Dyes. Textile Science and Clothing Technology. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8600-7_3

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