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Bio-Degradation of Dyed Cotton Fabrics

The use of softeners, stain repellents, durable press resin, and bio-degradation products on cotton fabrics may generate organic pollutants, especially when they degrade in landfill (the most common disposal method). This investment characterised potential pollutants from a range of bio-degraded treated cotton fabrics, their impacts on the soil and the potential for soil leaching.

Project date

1 Jan 2016-31 Dec 2019
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Principal investigator

Nelson Vinueza

Project led by

Cotton

Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) delivers outcomes in cotton research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian …

Cotton
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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Focus areas

Industries

Sustainabilities

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