Waste management of flame retardant textiles: an alternate end‐of‐life design for flame retardant textile products
June 5-10, 2016
The current understanding of flame retardant textile products disposed to solid waste management to be used as landfills or incineration poses ecological issues, for instance leaching of chemicals in landfills and decreased energy yield at incineration process. Incineration of textile products is thought to be an effective approach to cope with leaching of chemicals into land and water. However, apart from decreased energy yield, emission of toxic gasses from incineration of flame retardants is less talked about. It is essential to discover alternate end-of-life approaches for flame retardant textiles. Degradation or removal of flame retardant product from the textile product before ending to landfill or incinerators could be an eco-approach. This study demonstrates in-situ degradation of durable flame retardant product from the cotton fabric by advanced oxidation reaction (Fenton’s reaction). A significant increase in energy yield at the end was observed.
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Sohail Yasin, Massimo Curti, and Giorgio Rovero, "Waste management of flame retardant textiles: an alternate end‐of‐life design for flame retardant textile products" in "Life Cycle Assessment and Other Assessment Tools for Waste Management and Resource Optimization", Professor Umberto Arena, Second University of Naples, Italy Professor Thomas Astrup, Denmark Technical University, Denmark Professor Paola Lettieri, University College London, United Kingdom Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2016). http://dc.engconfintl.org/lca_waste/62