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Development of an online-sensor-based washcontrol system and water recycling for use in textile dyeing houses and laundries

Objective

Washing and rinsing processes represent very important and cost intensive steps in SME dyeing houses and laundries. Rinsing and washing is mostly performed under weak process conditions and without any controlling due to lack of suitable sensors. In order to get high quality products and excellent fastness properties the goods are usually washed too long and too intensely. Such a non-controlled washing process is very time consuming and requires a lot of water and energy. Within this project, a very innovative online sensor-based WashControl system will be developed for use in discontinuous dyeing ranges and in laundries, which will particularly enable water savings of at least 30% and economic recycling of process water with membrane technology. The sensor-controlled washing is marked by a online-measurement of the removed stain, so that several fillings of the washing apparatus can be saved.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/chemical engineering/separation technologies
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/waste treatment processes/recycling
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water treatment processes/wastewater treatment processes

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SME-1
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Funding Scheme

Cooperative - SMEs-Co-operative research contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUT FUER TEXTILCHEMIE UND CHEMIEFASERN
Address
Koerschtalstrasse 26
Denkendorf
Germany

Participants (8)

BETI TEKSTILNA INDUSTRIA D.D.
Slovenia
Address
Tovarniska 2
Metlika
F.O.V. FABRICS AB
Sweden
Address
Norrby Laenggata 45
Boras
INSTITUTTET FOR PRODUKTUDVIKLING (INSTITUTE FOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT)
Denmark
Address
Building 424, Technical University Of Denmark
Kgs. Lyngby
MDS-PROZESSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 315
Moers
PRALNICA LUCIJA D.O.O.
Slovenia
Address
Liminjanska Cesta 102
Portoros
PUNTO BIANCO S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Bova 4
Eraclea
THIES GMBH &CO. KG
Germany
Address
Am Weissen Kreuz , Borkener Str. 155
Coesfeld
UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR, INSTITUTE OF TEXTILE CHEMISTRY ECOLOGY AND COLORISTIC
Slovenia
Address
Smetanova Ulica 17
Maribor