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Developments for Wastewater Management in Textile Industry

Posted by TUV Rheinland on May 9, 2023 11:55:01 AM
TUV Rheinland

Location: Movenpick Hotel Istanbul – Turkey

Event Date: 24 September 2019


This conference, co-organized by TÜV Rheinland and Rudolf Duraner, brought together key participants in the textile sector, including environmental managers and ETP operators, to explore creative ideas for preserving our water bodies in a sustainable manner.

24 September 2019 (18)   24 September 2019 (23)

Typically, textile finishing operations such as dyeing, washing, printing (also known as wet processing) has been typically associated with


  • High water & energy usage
  • Large amount of chemicals use
  • Polluted wastewater discharge


Clearly, this is detrimental to our environment and not sustainable in the long run.

From the perspective of preserving and conserving our water bodies, it is important for the textile industry to focus on:


  • Reducing the amount of water consumed during production
  • Eliminating the harmful chemicals used during production
  • Eliminating/reducing amount of water being discharged.
  • Stablishing effective wastewater treatment prior to discharge



At the end of the symposium, we are glad that our participants

  • Overall framework and context of wastewater management
  • Relevant industry programmes & initiatives
  • Brand/retailer’s expectations
  • Sector specific performance and cost benchmarks for management of wastewater and sludge in textile sector
  • Concept and steps of operationalizing ZLD (Zero Liquid Discharge)
  • Sector specific best available techniques (BAT) and approaches


You may download the full deck of presentation slides of the agenda below from here.


No. Agenda Presenter Organization

Overall framework and context of wastewater management – The Why? The What? The Who? The How?

Rakesh Vazirani Rudolf Duraner

Textile wastewater management in Turkey - Typical Treatment cost structure

Expert Rudolf Duraner

Effects of chemicals used in textile manufacturing on wastewater parameters - Example ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals)

Songül Kaaraslan Aksu Rudolf Duraner

Practical lessons from implementing ZDHC in a textile company – Case study from Turkey

Arzu Konyalı LC Waikiki

Concept and steps for implementing ZLD (Zero Liquid Discharge)

Sajid Hussain TWIC

ZLD at work in the textile Industry - Case Study from Europe

Lex van Dijk Blue-tec

Applying an integrated approach for tackling wastewater and sludge management challenges – Case Study from Bangladesh

Md. Rafiqul Islam DBL Group
8 How to benefit from the Best Available Techniques (BAT) framework and references Jean-Luc Wietor EEB
9 Minimizing water consumption : Technology into action

Neslihan Sebla Önder


Water Stewardship in Büyük Menderes

Dr Neyran Akyıldız WWF

Sectoral transformation – Roles and Impact of multi-stakeholder initiative to implement plausible standards on waste water

Gundolf Klaehn Textile Partnership

The Turkish Sustainability Code - A sustainability reporting framework

Dr Hüdai Kara Turkish Sustainability Code