Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Ecological Approach in Textile Care

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Tanja Pušić, Prof.
Ph. D. Ivo   Soljačić, Prof. Emeritus
Study Textile Science and Technology - postgraduate
Course summary 30
Knowledge verification writing exam, oral exam
Lecture type lectures, seminars
Subject content Biodegradability and chemical structure of surfactants and other ingredients in detergents. Triphosphates. Zeolites. Eutrophication problems in water. Enzymes as Alternative Environmental Protection Substances for Harmful Chemicals in Texcare. Hygiene in washing. Antibacterial and antimoldew protection. DEO-effect. The role of Bleach-Active Compounds and Activators in Washing. Textiles and the influence of Washing Residues on Textiles on the Skin. Solvents in Dry Cleaning. Toxicological Risk of Applied Solvents (Maximal Allowed Concentrations-MAC and Critical Allowed Concentration-CAC. Chemical degradibility and biodegradibility of Solvents. Dangerous of Some Chemicl Accumulation in the atmosphere (Freons and ozone layer). Boosters and Environmental Requirements. Alternative Solvents: Green Earth and LCO2. Wet cleaning. Environmental and toxicological requirements on the Dry Cleaning Equipment. Solvent Emission. Law regulations in the Texcare.
Aim of course Scientiffic Education in Environmental Protection and Reduction of Toxicological Risks in Texcare.
Literature necessary for course G. Broze: Handbook of Detergents,Part A: Properties, Surfactants Science Series, volume 82, Marcel Dekker, New York 1999.
U. Zoller: Handbook of Detergents, Part B: Environmental Impact, Surfactant Science Series 121, Marcel Dekker, New. York 2004.
P. Elsner, K. Hatch, W. Wigger-Alberti: Textiles and the Skin, Karger, Basel 2003.