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Applications of Biotechnology for Sustainable Textile Production - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323856515

Applications of Biotechnology for Sustainable Textile Production

1st Edition

Editor: O.L. Shanmugasundaram
Paperback ISBN: 9780323856515
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st September 2021
Page Count: 500
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Table of Contents

1. Background and Type of Textile Materials Processed in Textile Industry
2. Techno-economic Analysis of Present Process in Textile Industry
3. Biotechnological Approaches in Desizing of Textile Materials
4. Biotechnological Approaches in Scouring of Textile Materials
5. Biotechnological Approaches in Bleaching of Textile Materials
6. Biotechnological Approaches in Dyeing of Textile Materials
7. Biotechnological Approaches in Printing of Textile Materials
8. Biotechnological and Nano-biotechnological Approaches in Finishing of Textile Materials
9. Biotechnological and Nano-biotechnological Approaches in Treatment of Textile Effluents
10. Conclusion on Biotechnology in Textile Production and Future Scope


Applications of Biotechnology for Sustainable Textile Production is a practical guide to the fundamentals, methods, and future prospects for sustainable biotechnological and nanobiotechnological approaches to textile production.

The textile industry is highly motivated to reduce its use of natural resources, reduce waste, and cost. Processes such as dyeing, printing and finishing fabrics traditionally require a lot of water and can produce hazardous wastes as a by-product. In order to help improve these processes, this book evaluates different technologies, comparing them as ways of saving water, energy, material waste, and time, in addition to the reduction of wastewater and sludge. Technologies investigated include enzymatic treatments, ultrasonic treatments, advanced cotton fiber pre-treatment to increase dye receptivity, nano-biotechnology, plasma technology, and foam technology in the finishing process. Health risk assessments and complications resulting from usage of chemicals and other traditional processing technologies are also examined.

Key Features

  • Addresses all five main stages of textile processing, including pre-treatment, dyeing, finishing, drying, and quality control
  • Provides an overview of the techno-economic context of the modern textile industry, explaining where sustainability fits with other priorities
  • Includes case studies throughout showing how these methods can be used for sustainable textile production


Sustainability managers and life cycle assessment professionals in the textiles and fashion sector


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About the Editor

O.L. Shanmugasundaram

O.L. Shanmugasundaram

O.L. Shanmugasundaram is a Professor in the Department of Textile Technology at K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, India. He has been teaching courses in wet processing, environmental science and engineering and applications of biotechnology in the textiles industry for 7 years. He has also published 52 research papers, and presented 38 papers at international conferences. He has contributed 3 book chapters, is an acting editorial board member and reviewer for many refereed journals, and is acting as organizing committee member [70] and scientific committee member [40] for many International and National Conferences in India and abroad.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Textile Technology, K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, India