Abstract: There have been a number of options developed to overcome the polluted effluent problem of dyeing cotton fabric with reactive dyes. This paper reviews the options to improve sustainability of the dyeing process through development of reactive dyes, modification of dyeing machinery and processes, chemical modification of cotton brief prior to dyeing, use of biodegradable organic compounds in dye bath formulation.
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Dr Geeta Mahale
Prof. Dept Textile and Apparel Designing
College of Community Science
Univ. of Agricultural sciences, Dharwad 580005.