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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

Research organisations

North Carolina State University

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 …

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  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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Focus areas

Industries

Sustainabilities

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