In a positive development which would not only reduce environmental pollution but also cut costs in terms of savings in energy and water in textile manufacturing, a professor of Rajshahi University’s Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering has recently developed an eco-friendly textile technology, which is expected to play a key role in reducing environmental pollution by the textile industry.
“The technology will play a very positive role in textile pre-treatment to significantly reduce environmental pollution and also the costs in terms of savings in energy, water and effluent treatment. The textile industries at present consume twice the volume of water consumed by the entire population of Dhaka city. Furthermore, textile pre-treatment process requires a high-energy input and generates a large amount of biochemical and chemical oxygen. The proposed technology will overcome the above shortcomings significantly.” – Dr Mohammad Taufiq Alam, Developer of the technology
The technology has reportedly been developed under an industry-university collaborative sub-project of Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) and is being implemented by the Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Rajshahi University.
Meanwhile, Dr Alam has reportedly filed a provisional patent application for the invention with the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks under the Ministry of Industries.