Recycling of textile waste through pyrolysis process

Roozbeh Kalateh, Aimaro Sanna, Danmei Sun, James McVee

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The consumption of clothing and non-clothing textiles is increasing at year by year basis and there is a substantial amount of textile waste at each stage of yarn, fabric and garment production process. Wool wastes, which are made from Harris Tweed production lines were shredded and fed into an in-house developed pyrolysis reactor at various temperature conditions. The process was analysed and the output products were tested (SEM, EA) to evaluate their properties. The results indicate that pyrolytic temperature plays a very important role in shaping bio-chars. The materials generated at 900°C presented very low C/H ratios, which indicate a high aromatization and most likely a good capacity in adsorbing pollutants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth International Fibre Recycling Symposium 2017
EditorsMohsen Miraftab, David Tyler, Walter Leal
Place of PublicationManchester
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-910029-33-6
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2017
Event6th International Fibre Recycling Symposium 2017 - Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Jun 20178 Jun 2017


Conference6th International Fibre Recycling Symposium 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • wool waste
  • bio-oil
  • bio-char


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