Biodegradation Studies of Textiles and Clothing Products

Sohel Rana, Subramani Pichandi, Shama Parveen, Raul Fangueiro

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This chapter discusses the biodegradation of textile and clothing products. Various important aspects related to biodegradation such as mechanism, types of microorganisms, factors influencing biodegradation, etc., have been discussed. Different methods and conditions to study biodegradation behavior have been presented, along with the techniques to assess the biodegradation of fibers and textiles. This chapter also discusses the influence of biodegradation on the structure and properties of various types of natural and synthetic fibers as well as their textile products and composites materials.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoadmap to Sustainable Textiles and Clothing
Subtitle of host publicationEnvironmental and Social Aspects of Textiles and Clothing Supply Chain
EditorsSubramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages41
ISBN (Electronic)9789812871107
ISBN (Print)9789812871091, 9812871098, 9789811013577
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameTextile Science and Clothing Technology
PublisherSpringer, Singapore
ISSN (Print)2197-9863
ISSN (Electronic)2197-9871


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