Feasibility analysis of in-plant control for water minimization and wastewater reuse in a wool finishing textile mill

Argun O. Erdogan, H. Ferit Orhon, Hakan Dulkadiroglu, Serdar Dogruel*, Gulen Eremektar, Fatos Germirli Babuna, Derin Orhon

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This study evaluates the feasibility of water minimization and wastewater reuse for a wool finishing textile mill. The evaluation process is based upon a detailed analysis on water use, process profile and wastewater characterization, indicating a potential for 34% reduction in water consumption and for 23% of wastewater recovery for reuse. Wastewater reuse requires treatment and results in a remaining wastewater stream with stronger character and consequently more costly to treat. The feasibility includes technical considerations for appropriate treatment alternatives and related cost factors for water consumption, treatment for reuse and for discharge either to sewer or to receiving media.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1819-1832
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004


This study was conducted as part of research activities of The Environmental Biotechnology Center of the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey. It was jointly supported by EarthMarine, and Atmospherical Sciences Research Grant Group of the same Council and The Research and Development Fund of Istanbul Technical University.

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Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi


    • In-plant control
    • Sewer charge
    • Treatment cost
    • Wastewater reuse
    • Water minimization
    • Wool finishing textile industry


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