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Subrata Das, Dr.

Professor (Fashion Technology) Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Erode District, Tamil Nadu 638401, India -- Dr Subrata Das has a graduation degree in Textile Technology from Government College of Engineering and Textile Technology, Serampore, West Bengal, India. He has Masters and a PhD degree from I.I.T., Delhi, India.He has over 32 years of experience in production, quality assurance, technical and social compliance audit and R&D in reputed industries in India and Bangladesh.He has published 70 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and has 62 technical papers in national and international journals. He has written 6 international books on apparel, home textiles, and product safety. He has expertise in ISO/IEC 17025 auditing and is a Technical Expert, GOTS and OCS audit, under NABCB, Govt of India.At present, he is working as a Professor (Fashion Technology), Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Erode District, Tamil Nadu, India.

Environmental Aspects in Textile Industry: Ecological Hazards and Remedial Measures

Among many pollution-creating industries, textile has a larger share in terms of its impact with regard to noise, air, and effluent. It is, therefore, felt worthwhile to study the environmental hazards associated with various operations of textiles. In this paper, pollution arising out of noise and air is discussed. Areas of concern and their appropriate rectifying procedures are also taken into account.

Ecological degradation happens in natural fiber right from cultivation to finishing of the ultimate product. Prominent parameters and the possible package of corrective measures are highlighted. Synthetic fiber industry is not an exception to environmental pollution and therefore various pollution-creating activities are pointed out. Management of various textile wastes is also mentioned in this paper.

Performance of home textiles – a book preview

The book, performance of home textiles, is aimed at industry professionals, domestic and international retailers, factory owners, buying institutions, and students intended to start their career in the home textile sector. Thus, the emphasis of the book is how to achieve the commercial success of desired end product through the knowledge of the key markets producing various home textiles, the scope of development through sustainable and eco-friendly fibres, various industry-specific standards, evaluation systems and above all safety aspects and environmental regulations.

Antimicrobial finish on textiles using plant extracts

The plant extract treated fabrics were subjected to the antimicrobial activity test against the E-coli and S.aureus bacteria and also the finished samples have been analyzed for their durability of the finish by standard methods. There were no bacteria found on the surface of the treated fabrics and shows an appreciable zone of inhibition against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. The combinatorial plant extracts show a very good zone of inhibition when compared to individually treated fabrics. The treated fabrics also have greater durability. The finish which is applied to the fabric did not affect any physical properties of the fabric. Since these plants are extensively available in the market, the opportunity for implementing this antimicrobial finish in the textile industry is high.