Ecotextiles Book


  • Author : M Miraftab
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-01-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845693039

Ecotextiles Book Description :

This book includes a carefully-chosen and edited selection of 23 papers from the Ecotextile 2004 Conference held at the University of Bolton. Ecotextiles is divided into five main parts. Part one deals with recycling and use of waste as raw materials in such areas as clothing and carpet manufacture. Part two discusses sustainability and eco-design with papers on improved design, use of sustainable fibres and manufacturing techniques. Part three reviews sustainable development and renewables, including discussion of topics such as composites made from textile waste. Part four considers waste management in such areas as dyeing and effluent treatment. The final part of the book assesses novel technologies, including new fibres and finishing techniques. As pressure from governments and consumers continues to grow, Ecotextiles is a valuable reference for the textile industry on best practice in sustainable production. A key guide to best practice in sustainable production Includes expert reviews of current developments in recycling, sustainable production and process optimisation Assesses novel technologies, including new fibres and finishing techniques

Ecotextile    98 Book

Ecotextile 98

  • Author : A. Richard Horrocks
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 1998-11-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857092991

Ecotextile 98 Book Description :

The edited papers which comprise this book were presented at the international conference, Ecotextile ’98, which was organised jointly by Bolton Institute and the British Textile Technology Group.

Silk  Protective Clothing and Eco Textiles Book

Silk Protective Clothing and Eco Textiles

  • Author : Lun Bai
  • Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
  • Release Date : 2013-09-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 700
  • ISBN 10 : 9783038262190

Silk Protective Clothing and Eco Textiles Book Description :

Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). Silk has a long history and profound cultures. The modern science and technology has injected new vitality into the traditional silk. Meanwhile, the economic globalization has promoted the academic communication and collaborative development of the international textiles and silk industry. The book focus on sericulture bioengineering, fiber materials and textile products, process technology & system engineering of textile and clothing, eco-textile & dyeing and finishing technology, clothing science and technology & fashion, trade & culture of textile and clothing, protective clothing, history & resource protection of mulberry silk, and other related researches in textile and silk science.

Sustainable Residential Interiors Book

Sustainable Residential Interiors

  • Author : Annette Stelmack
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-09-15
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118603680

Sustainable Residential Interiors Book Description :

The Second Edition of Sustainable Residential Interiors addresses cutting edge processes, strategies, and principles as well as details for in-depth product vetting criteria. Award-winning, leading interior designer Annette Stelmack shares her expertise from the perspective of LEED Building Design & Construction projects, healthy interiors, and chemical sensitivities, addressing principles, strategies, and solutions for design practitioners. A comprehensive update of the current state of the sustainable interior design industry is provided, including present and upcoming industry transformations, thought-leading principles, strategies and practices for project implementation, and fine points and resources for in-depth product vetting to support high-performing, healthy interiors. Sustainable Residential Interiors takes readers through an integrated design process, demonstrating relevant principles and practices that apply to essentially any interiors project toward creating an environment that is healthy, high-performing, functional, sustainable, and beautiful. In doing so, it: Promotes critical thinking about health and environmental issues in the building industry Features checklists and current resources, providing a "hands on" practical approach Addresses in-depth, applicable third party certifications and details on relevant building rating systems Provides in-depth strategies and criteria for fixed interior finishes, fixtures, equipment and furnishings Demonstrates successful, relevant, diverse and inspiring case studies Delivers comprehensive tools and resources for researching and vetting products' composition and chemical make-up. Evaluates all aspects of a building's interior to identify and implement methods that: save energy and water; reduce Co2 emissions and waste; improve indoor air quality free of toxins; and are responsive to environmental impacts Encourages forward-thinking by featuring inspirational statements from mentors, peers, and industry lea

Silk  Protective Clothing and Eco Textiles Book

Silk Protective Clothing and Eco Textiles

  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 700
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:927293161

Silk Protective Clothing and Eco Textiles Book Description :

Silk has a long history and profound cultures. The modern science and technology has injected new vitality into the traditional silk. Meanwhile, the economic globalization has promoted the academic communication and collaborative development of the international textiles and silk industry. The book focus on sericulture bioengineering, fiber materials and textile products, process technology & system engineering of textile and clothing, eco-textile & dyeing and finishing technology, clothing science and technology & fashion, trade & culture of textile and clothing, protective clothing, history & resource protection of mulberry silk, and other related researches in textile and silk science. The main themes of the conference were mulberry and silkworm; textile and silk materials science and properties of silk; textile processing, technology, and manufacture; chemical engineering and dyeing technologies; clothing science and design technologies; and protective and special clothing. The 131 peer-reviewed papers consider such aspects as the growth of hydroxyapatite crystals on silk fibroin, the conventional testing and evaluation of woven fabric's elasticity and wrinkle resistance, the crystal analysis of the chrysalis silk production provinces in China, the manufacture of reinforced thermoplastic composites with high fiber volume fraction, Suzhou embroidery and the innovative design of modern silk scarves, and the influence of cushion material on the pressure distribution based on the young female sitting posture.

Advances in Textile Biotechnology Book

Advances in Textile Biotechnology

  • Author : Artur Cavaco-Paulo
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-07-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081027707

Advances in Textile Biotechnology Book Description :

Advances in Textile Biotechnology, Second Edition examines the latest in biotechnology for the fiber and textile industry. This new edition has been fully revised to include the current essential areas of development in the field, covering both natural and synthetic fibers. Chapters cover the latest technology in bioprocessing for bast fiber, PVA, polyester, wool and silk before exploring issues of enzyme stability. Essential areas of application and development are then considered, including biomedical textiles, silk materials for biotechnological applications, bacterial cellulose, the ink jetting of enzymes, and the role of enzymes, wool and silk fibers. Containing groundbreaking research, this book will be essential reading for manufacturers, designers and engineers in the textiles industry, textile and fiber scientists, and academic researchers and postgraduate students working in the area of textile technology. Provides a thorough overview of current and future focuses of biotechnology in the fiber and textile industry Presents fully revised content, with a new focus on biosynthesis and bioprocessing for novel textile fibers, both synthetic and natural Enables readers to understand and utilize the benefits of biotechnology for the manufacture and production of textiles

Surface Modification of Textiles Book

Surface Modification of Textiles

  • Author : Q Wei
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2009-08-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845696689

Surface Modification of Textiles Book Description :

The surface of textiles offers an important platform for functional modifications in order to meet special requirements for a variety of applications. The surface modification of textiles may be achieved by various techniques ranging from traditional solution treatment to biological approaches. This book reviews fundamental issues relating to textile surfaces and their characterisation and explores the exciting opportunities for surface modification of a range of different textiles. Introductory chapters review some important surface modification techniques employed for improved functional behaviour of textiles and the various surface characterisation methods available. Further chapters examine the different types of surface modification suitable for textiles, ranging from the use of plasma treatments and physical vapour deposition to the use of nanoparticles. Concluding chapters discuss surface modification strategies for various applications of textiles. Surface modification of textiles is a valuable resource for chemists, surface scientists, textile technologists, fibre scientists, textile engineers and textile students. Reviews fundamental issues relating to textiles surfaces and their characterisation Examines various types of surface modification suitable for textiles, including plasma treatments and nanoparticles Discusses surface modification strategies for textile applications such as expansion into technical textile applications

Guide to Green Fabrics Book

Guide to Green Fabrics

  • Author : Kristene Smith
  • Publisher : Two Petals Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-03-01
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 0975298399

Guide to Green Fabrics Book Description :

As the most comprehensive guide of its kind available on the market today, Guide to Green Fabrics piques the interest of a wide array of eco-savvy readers. Educators and students use it as a handy reference guide in textiles, interior design, and fashion-related courses at the secondary and collegiate levels. Textiles industry professionals and green fabric manufacturers gladly tap into the book's wealth of eco-friendly textiles information. Readers with a general interest in green science and eco-topics appreciate the thoroughly researched data on the science of fibers, while fans of green fashion and fabrics appreciate the book's absolute dedication to couture with a conscience. Guide to Green Fabrics gives insights into 32 environmentally-friendly, sustainable, recycled and organic fibers used in fashion and interior design, and other industries. Includes beautiful hand illustrations, green designer profiles, a full glossary, and other detail throughout. Please visit our website for more details."

Natural Dyes for Textiles Book

Natural Dyes for Textiles

  • Author : Padma Shree Vankar
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-06-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081018842

Natural Dyes for Textiles Book Description :

Natural Dyes for Textiles: Sources, Chemistry and Applications is an in-depth guide to natural dyes, offering complete and practical coverage of the whole dyeing process from source selection to post-treatments. The book identifies plants with high dye content that are viable for commercial use, and provides valuable quantitative information regarding extraction and fastness properties, to aid dye selection. The book presents newer natural dyes in detail, according to their suitability for cotton fabrics, silk fabrics, and wool yarn, before describing the application of each dye. Extraction of plant parts for isolation of colorants, chromatographic techniques for separation, spectroscopic analysis of the isolated colorants, structure elucidation, biomordanting, pretreatments, and post-treatments, are also covered. Prepared by an expert author with many years of experience in researching and writing on natural textile dyes, this book is an important resource for academic researchers, post-graduate students, textile manufacturers, technicians, dye practitioners, and those involved in textile dye research and development. Written by an expert author with many years of experience in researching and writing on natural textile dyes Provides quantitative information about extraction and fastness properties that will be valuable to those involved in dye selection Offers complete and practical coverage of the whole dyeing process from source selection to post-treatments

Textile and clothing management Book

Textile and clothing management

  • Author :
  • Publisher : Allied Publishers
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Clothing trade
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 8177647164

Textile and clothing management Book Description :

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles Book

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles

  • Author : Kate Fletcher
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-05-04
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136555664

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles Book Description :

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys brings together for the first time information about lifecycle sustainability impacts of fashion and textiles, practical alternatives, design concepts and social innovation. It challenges existing ideas about the scope and potential of sustainability issues in fashion and textiles, and sets out a more pluralistic, engaging and forward-looking picture, drawing on ideas of systems thinking, human needs, local products, slow fashion and participatory design, as well as knowledge of materials. The book not only defines the field, it also challenges it, and uses design ideas to help shape more sustainable products and promote social change. Arranged in two sections, the first four chapters represent key stages of the lifecycle: material cultivation/extraction, production, use and disposal. The remaining four chapters explore design approaches for altering the scale and nature of consumption, including service design, localism, speed and user involvement. While each of these chapters is complete in and of itself, their real value comes from what they represent together: innovative ways of thinking about textiles and garments based on sustainability values and an interconnected approach to design.

Environmental Requirements and Market Access Book

Environmental Requirements and Market Access

  • Author : Nagesh Kumar
  • Publisher : Academic Foundation
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 8171884660

Environmental Requirements and Market Access Book Description :

Comprised of papers from leading experts, this multifaceted analysis explores the environmental requirements that have emerged from the trade negotiations of the World Trade Organization and their impact on developing markets such as South Asia. These essays address a variety of environmental and health-related standards and their prohibitive effect, discriminatory impact, and high-compliance costs—all of which hurt these developing markets. The volume concludes with an agenda of action points for governments, businesses, and international agencies to address the challenges these standards present.

Cheap Book
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  • Author : Ellen Ruppel Shell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-07-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101135471

Cheap Book Description :

A myth-shattering investigation of the true cost of America's passion for finding a better bargain From the shuttered factories of the Rust Belt to the strip malls of the Sun Belt-and almost everywhere in between-America has been transformed by its relentless fixation on low price. This pervasive yet little- examined obsession with bargains is arguably the most powerful and devastating market force of our time, having fueled an excess of consumerism that blights our land­scapes, escalates personal debt, lowers our standard of living, and even skews of our concept of time. Spotlighting the peculiar forces that drove Americans away from quality, durability, and craftsmanship and towards quantity, quantity, and more quantity, Ellen Ruppel Shell traces the rise of the bargain through our current big-box profusion to expose the astronomically high cost of cheap.

Exergy Book


  • Author : Ibrahim Dincer
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2012-12-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080970905

Exergy Book Description :

This book deals with exergy and its applications to various energy systems and applications as a potential tool for design, analysis and optimization, and its role in minimizing and/or eliminating environmental impacts and providing sustainable development. In this regard, several key topics ranging from the basics of the thermodynamic concepts to advanced exergy analysis techniques in a wide range of applications are covered as outlined in the contents. Offers comprehensive coverage of exergy and its applications, along with the most up-to-date information in the area with recent developments Connects exergy with three essential areas in terms of energy, environment and sustainable development Provides a number of illustrative examples, practical applications, and case studies Written in an easy-to-follow style, starting from the basics to advanced systems

Piezoelectricity Book


  • Author : Savvas G. Vassiliadis
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-08-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789236460

Piezoelectricity Book Description :

Scientifically defined in 1880 by the Curie brothers, piezoelectricity - from the Greek piezein, meaning to press (squeeze), and ilektron, meaning amber, a material with electrostatic properties - is a phenomenon with many applications. The related piezoelectric materials have been undergoing a long-lasting evolution over the years until today. The field of organic and inorganic piezoelectric materials is continuously expanding in terms of new substances used, new structures, and new applications. The seven chapters of this book present modern aspects and technological advances in the field of piezoelectric materials and applications. To present a balanced view of the field, some chapters focus on new piezoelectric materials and structures, while others examine interesting applications of piezoelectric sensors, energy harvesters, and actuators.

Textiles for Advanced Applications Book

Textiles for Advanced Applications

  • Author : Bipin Kumar
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2017-09-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535135005

Textiles for Advanced Applications Book Description :

This book presents a global view of the development and applications of technical textiles with the description of materials, structures, properties, characterizations, functions and relevant production technologies, case studies, challenges, and opportunities. Technical textile is a transformative research area, dealing with the creation and studies of new generations of textiles that hoist many new scientific and technological challenges that have never been encountered before. The book emphasizes more on the principles of textile science and technology to provide solutions to several engineering problems. All chapter topics are exclusive and selectively chosen and designed, and they are extensively explored by different authors having specific knowledge in each area.

Designed for the Future Book

Designed for the Future

  • Author : Jared Green
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2015-04-21
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616894238

Designed for the Future Book Description :

In Designed for the Future, author Jared Green asks eighty of today's most innovative architects, urban planners, landscape architects, journalists, artists, and environmental leaders the same question: what gives you the hope that a sustainable future is possible? Their imaginative answers—covering everything from the cooling strategies employed at Cambodia's ancient temple city of Angkor Wat to the use of cutting-edge eco-friendly mushroom board as a replacement for Styrofoam—show the way to our future success on earth and begin a much-needed dialogue about what we can realistically accomplish in the decades ahead. Featuring an international roster of leading design thinkers including: • Biomimicry pioneer Janine Benyus • Curator Barry Bergdoll • Educator and author Alan Berger • Environmentalist and author Lester Brown • Architect Rick Cook • Urban Planner Paul Farmer • Critic Christopher Hume • Architect Bjarke Ingels • Landscape designer Mia Lehrer • Architect Rob Rogers • Critic Inga Saffron • Artist Janet Echelman

The Pet Poo Pocket Guide Book

The Pet Poo Pocket Guide

  • Author : Rose Seemann
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-05-01
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781550925883

The Pet Poo Pocket Guide Book Description :

Eighty-three million dogs and ninety-six million cats call the US home. Dogs alone produce enough waste to fill more than 1,127 football fields 10 feet deep in a single year. Add billions of plastic pick-up bags to the mix, and season well with tons of litter box waste. Scoop a hefty portion into local landfills and seal it tightly to ensure optimal methane production. Clearly, this is a recipe for disaster. Dog and cat owners who trash their pets' offerings daily are in denial about how much waste is produced and what happens to it. Those who want to make the responsible choice often turn to the internet, only to find misleading, confusing, and contradictory information. The Pet Poo Pocket Guide will help you reduce your pet's environmental paw print with: Best practices for cycling pet waste back to nature Suggestions on how to tailor your approach based on location, situation, weather, needs or available time Instructions for using your composted pet waste safely to enrich your soil and nourish ornamental plants. With recycling tactics clearly indicated as "easy", "moderate", or "demanding", The Pet Poo Pocket Guide offers something for everyone. This no-nonsense guide is a must-read for any pet owner who is concerned about the environmental impact of their best friend, and is seeking a safe and practical solution.

Original Copies Book

Original Copies

  • Author : Bianca Bosker
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-31
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780824837839

Original Copies Book Description :

A 108-meter high Eiffel Tower rises above Champs Elysées Square in Hangzhou. A Chengdu residential complex for 200,000 recreates Dorchester, England. An ersatz Queen’s Guard patrols Shanghai’s Thames Town, where pubs and statues of Winston Churchill abound. Gleaming replicas of the White House dot Chinese cities from Fuyang to Shenzhen. These examples are but a sampling of China’s most popular and startling architectural movement: the construction of monumental themed communities that replicate towns and cities in the West. Original Copies presents the first definitive chronicle of this remarkable phenomenon in which entire townships appear to have been airlifted from their historic and geographic foundations in Europe and the Americas, and spot-welded to Chinese cities. These copycat constructions are not theme parks but thriving communities where Chinese families raise children, cook dinners, and simulate the experiences of a pseudo-Orange County or Oxford. In recounting the untold and evolving story of China’s predilection for replicating the greatest architectural hits of the West, Bianca Bosker explores what this unprecedented experiment in “duplitecture” implies for the social, political, architectural, and commercial landscape of contemporary China. With her lively, authoritative narrative, the author shows us how, in subtle but important ways, these homes and public spaces shape the behavior of their residents, as they reflect the achievements, dreams, and anxieties of those who inhabit them, as well as those of their developers and designers. From Chinese philosophical perspectives on copying to twenty-first century market forces, Bosker details the factors giving rise to China’s new breed of building. Her analysis draws on insights from the world’s leading architects, critics and city planners, and on interviews with the residents of these developments.

Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion Book

Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion

  • Author : Alison Gwilt
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Clothing trade
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1350058173

Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion Book Description :

"Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion showcases the global fashion industry's efforts to reduce the negative impacts associated with fashion production and consumption. Illustrated throughout with infographics, photographs and diagrams of creative works, eighteen essays focus on six regions, examining sustainable fashion in the context of local, cultural and environmental concerns. Also included are 18 regional 'Spotlight' sections highlighting the differences and similarities across regions by concentrating on examples of best practice, design innovation and impact on the community"--