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Mitigation in the textiles and leather industry

Mitigation in the textiles and leather industry

  • Global Environment Centre Foundation

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.

  • Concept of a System for Photocatalytic Reduction of Nitrate in Water

    Type: 
    Product

    Nitrate is the most prevalent pollutant of ground water in the United States and is very common worldwide. Common sources of nitrates are fertilizers animal feedlots municipal wastewater and septic systems. The level of nitrate is regulated in drinking water because high nitrate levels are known to cause Methemoglobinemia a disease that prevents blood from collecting and carrying oxygen efficiently. Another disease caused by high nitrate levels is Blue Baby Syndrome this malady causes an increase in bacteria which convert the nitrate into nitrite and poisons infants.

  • Synthetic Biodegradable Materials for Biomedical Applications

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    Background: More than 8 million surgical procedures performed each year involve replacement organs or tissues and more than 10 million Americans have at least one medical implant. Many of these implants are made from classic materials such as stainless steel chromium ceramics plastics and other metal alloys. These materials often cause the immune system to tag the implant as a foreign body thereby resulting in an unintentional immune response. Biocompatible materials which reduce or remove this response are needed.

  • Breathable Eco-Leather Composites

    Type: 
    Product

    Unlike current alternatives to leather the current invention possesses leather-like properties without employing petroleum-based polymers such as PVC or PU. The breathable composite is comprised entirely of bio-based materials primarily plant oils and natural fibers. Implementing liquid molding manufacturing operations such as RTM VARTM SMC BMC and related liquid infusion processes provide a leather like material with controllable softness and physical properties that very closely resemble natural leather.

  • Organic Pigments from Twisted Benzidine formerly Novel Twisted Benzidines for Dyes and Pigments

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    NCSU is currently seeking an industry partner to commercialize new organic pigments from twisted benzidines. This technology is protected under US Patent No. 5965717. Abstract There is currently an urgent need to find substitutes for lead-based pigments that will be removed from commerce. The problem with current synthetic organic colorants derived from benzidine derivatives is that they employ benzidine analogs that are mutagenic in vitro and carcinogenic in laboratory animals.

  • Halogen-Free Flame Retardant Materials

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    Background: Enzyme-mediated polymerizations as a new biotechnological methodology in the synthesis of new classes of FR materials with environmental compatibility unsurpassed efficiency and economy in synthesis stability and processing. Flame retardant (FR) additives are an important class of materials that have been used extensively to mitigate this serious deficiency of polymers. Halogenated materials account for about 30% (by weight) of all FR produced globally.

  • Hydrogen Peroxide Sensing Electrode

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    Background: Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is used for environmental and industrial applications—such as drinking water Purification when used as a disinfectant. H2O2 use for environmental applications is not only economical but it also does not produce harmful by-products. Control over the level of H2O2 in a fluid is essential in wastewater treatment. Technology Description: This novel detection probe provides a method for continuous monitoring of H2O2 levels in environmental or industrial fluids.

  • Nanoparticle Photocatalyzed Throughflow Degradation Reactor (NPTDR)

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    In the United States industrial waste is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency which limits the amount of waste being dumped into our national rivers and streams. Other countries do not have the high level of environmental regulations as North America. Although many industries produce waste the textile industries in foreign developing countries are major polluters because they dump dyes into rivers that are harmful to the streams ecosystem. Many of these dyes are carcinogenic and they are pumped out of the streams; onto water crops.