August 24, 2021

Textile Industry: Responsible for Up to 20% of All Industrial Wastewater

Textile Industry: Responsible for Up to 20% of All Industrial Wastewater

August 24, 2021

Textile dying is one of the most polluting industries, consuming 21 trillion gallons of water annually to be mixed with textile colorants, and then disposing of nearly an equivalent amount (enough to fill 37 million olympic sized swimming pools, or about 20% of all industrial wastewater).  The contaminants are often disposed of in sewage plants that aren’t geared to handle these micro-toxins (especially in the US), or in Southeast Asia directly into lakes, rivers and ultimately the ocean.  The World Bank has identified 72 toxins in the textile wastewater streams.  As with all industrial wastewater, ECOVAP believes its natural enhanced evaporation process can reduce the volume of textile-dye wastewater by >95%, allowing for more efficient capture/reuse of the dyes and/or final dry or near-dry disposal.

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