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Textile industries traditionally use a quantity of water which is normally discharged after expensive treatments. Compared to conventional methods of treating textile effluents, pressure-driven membrane processes enable recovery of valuable waste components (such as dyes and sizing agents), water and energy. Case studies are used to indicate how significant savings can be achieved in water and chemical consumption while reducing the pollution load from a textile mill.

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Authors: CAETANO A T, JRC Ispra (IT);MUNTAU H, JRC Ispra (IT);DE PINHO M N, Instituto Superior Técnico, Departamento de Engenharia Química, Lisboa (PT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Interfiltra 92 and Euromembrane 92 (SFF/ESMST), Paris (FR), October 5-8, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37168 ORA
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