28 Sep '11, 2pm

Swedish Student Turns Toxic Textile-Factory Effluent Into Clean Water

Swedish Student Turns Toxic Textile-Factory Effluent Into Clean Water

One of the least-glamorous aspects of the garment industry are the toxic chemicals used to dye textiles . Although support abounds for less-harmful dyes, along with stronger regulations to process the tainted effluent before it’s discharged, hormone-disrupting substances and their ilk continue to find their way into waterways and drinking supplies in countries such as China, India, and Bangladesh. One research student at Lund University in Sweden, however, might hold the key to an environmentally friendly purification process that leaves only clean water behind.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/swedish-student-turns-toxic-text...

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