Modelling, Simulation and Control of the Dyeing Process - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780857091338, 9780857097583

Modelling, Simulation and Control of the Dyeing Process

1st Edition

Authors: R. Shamey X. Zhao
eBook ISBN: 9780857097583
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857091338
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 2nd August 2014
Page Count: 260
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Table of Contents

  • Dedication I
  • Dedication II
  • Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles
  • Preface
  • Definition of terms
  • Nomenclature
  • 1. Introduction to dyeing and dyehouse automation
    • Abstract:
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Factors affecting dyeing quality
    • 1.3 Practical difficulties involved in dyeing process control
    • 1.4 Package dyeing machinery
    • 1.5 Difficulties in package dyeing
    • 1.6 Automation in the dyehouse
    • 1.7 References
  • 2. Principles underlying the dyeing process
    • Abstract:
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Dye transport from the bulk solution to the fibre surface
    • 2.3 Adsorption of dyes by textile fibres
    • 2.4 Diffusion of the dye into the interior of the fibre
    • 2.5 Rate of dyeing
    • 2.6 References
  • 3. Dye transport in fluid systems
    • Abstract:
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Fluid properties in perspective
    • 3.3 Flows in porous media
    • 3.4 Convective mass transfer in fluid system
    • 3.5 Dye transfer in dyeing
    • 3.6 References
  • 4. Developing theoretical models of dyeing
    • Abstract:
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 System description and basic assumptions
    • 4.3 Development of mathematical model
    • 4.4 References
  • 5. Solving dynamic equations in dye transport
    • Abstract:
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Numerical methods
    • 5.3 Summary of the model equations
    • 5.4 Numerical solutions of equations
    • 5.5 References
  • 6. Simulation of the dyeing process
    • Abstract:
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Fluid flow behaviour in dyeing
    • 6.3 Dynamic behaviour of mass transfer in package dyeing
    • 6.4 Conclusions from simulation results
    • 6.5 References
  • 7. Principles of control in dyeing processes
    • Abstract:
    • 7.1 Introduction
    • 7.2 Introduction to process control
    • 7.3 Control algorithms
    • 7.4 Analog and digital processing
    • 7.5 Practical application in a pilot-scale operation
    • 7.6 pH measurement and control in a dyeing system
    • 7.7 The feed-forward control strategy
    • 7.8 Acknowledgement
    • 7.9 References
  • 8. Measurement and control of dyeing
    • Abstract:
    • 8.1 Introduction
    • 8.2 Real-time measurement of dye concentration
    • 8.3 Data processing and tools to analyse and interpret real-time dye monitoring data
    • 8.4 Conclusion
    • 8.5 References
  • Index


With increased environmental awareness and rising costs, manufacturers are investing in real time monitoring and control of dyeing to increase its efficiency and quality. This book reviews ways of automating the dyeing process as well as ways of understanding key processes in dyeing, including dye transport in fluid systems. This understanding is then used to create models to simulate the dyeing process which can then be used to develop appropriate measurement and control systems. Control of variables such as temperature, pH, conductivity and dye concentration can then be used to ensure a more consistent and cost-effective dyeing process.

Key Features

  • Reviews the dyeing process and dye house automation, and the factors that affect dyeing quality and common difficulties in the process.
  • Explains the principles underlying the dyeing process and provides a thorough understanding of the mathematical models that can be used to approximate it.
  • Discusses techniques for monitoring dyebaths and controlling the dyeing process.


This book will be of interest to textiles researchers, and will provide the industrial sector with examples which demonstrate the environmental and cost benefits of recent advances.


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About the Authors

R. Shamey Author

Affiliations and Expertise

North Carolina State University, USA

X. Zhao Author

Professor Xiaobin Zhao is Director of the UK-China Research Academy of Bioactive Molecules and Materials (RABMM).

Affiliations and Expertise

Heriot Watt University, UK