Keith Nuthall
A SURVEY of Wastes Spread on Land produced by the European Commission has supported moves to improve the quality of sludge produced by the textile industry, through the replacement of chemical products, such as chromium and copper salts, by products with a lower environmental impact. The report warns that textile processing sludge is of a low agricultural value and says there are difficulties spreading it on the land, because of the presence of heavy metals through dye residues. Also, bleaching processes during finishing can lead to ...

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