Textile & Dyeing

Developing a sustainable approach to the disposal of textile and dyeing wastewater is a fundamental industry challenge. Textile effluents contain various chemicals used in the production process and material pollutants, such as fibre, protein and other soluble organic pollutants. Higher costs are associated with the decomposition of any dye remaining in the effluent, due to the large size of dye molecules and their low biodegradability.

In 2017, Woxford began applying its expertise to anaerobic wastewater treatment technologies to boost the treatment efficiency of the current effluent treatment plants in textile and dyeing industry, thereby reducing costs for our clients. 

Key Clients and Projects

A 3rd-Gen advanced anaerobic bioreactor from Woxford was employed in an existing textile and dyeing wastewater treatment plant in order to improve its performance and to reduce the operating costs. As you can see from the following chart, the application of Woxford advanced anaerobic bioreactor increases the quality of the wastewater and the efficiency of the treatment process significantly, without any dilution of the influent. Because of the low biodegradability of the wastewater, application of effective anaerobic digestion technology in the disposal of textile and dyeing wastewater is vital. It is quite easy to cause systematic failure of effluent treatment works without high-level expertise in reactor design and operation.