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The life cycle assessment of cellulose pulp from waste cotton via the SaXcellTM process.

By J. (Jens) Oelerich, M. (Marijn) Bijleveld, G.H. (Gerrit) Bouwhuis and G.J. (Ger) Brinks


Recycling of cotton waste into high value products is a longstanding goal in textile research. The SaXcellTM process provides a chemical recycling route towards virgin fibres. In this study a Life cycle assessment (LCA) is conducted to measure the impact of the chemical recycling of cotton waste on the environment. Pure cotton waste and cotton containing 10 % of polyester are elaborated. The results show that chemical recycling via the SaXcellTM process can have a lower impact on climate change and other impact category than comparable pulping technologies.   doi:10.1088/1757-899X/254/19/19201

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Publisher: Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Year: 2017
DOI identifier: 10.1088/1757-899X/254/19/192012
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