Life Cycle Assessment of Technical Textile Waste: Pilot Evaluation of Environmental Impacts

Sohail Yasin, Danmei Sun

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Abstract

Gate-to-grave Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is used for environmental impact assessment of one-ton flame retarded cotton, from the final manufactured product to disposal. Use phase of flame retarded textile is delocalized to the country it’s washed and dried in, the United Kingdom. The real end-of-life scenarios were considered, landfill and valorization without energy. The obvious difficulty was lack of Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data from the manufacturing unit of technical textile and the regulations of the country it’s produced in. The assessment of environmental impacts consisting of the inputs (energy, water, chemicals etc.) and the outputs was characterized to major pollution categories.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018
Event2nd International Forum on Textiles for Graduate Students 2018 - Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin, China
Duration: 8 Sep 201811 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference2nd International Forum on Textiles for Graduate Students 2018
Abbreviated titleIFTGS 2018
CountryChina
CityTianjin
Period8/09/1811/09/18

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    Yasin, S., & Sun, D. (2018). Life Cycle Assessment of Technical Textile Waste: Pilot Evaluation of Environmental Impacts. Paper presented at 2nd International Forum on Textiles for Graduate Students 2018, Tianjin, China.