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Handbook of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Textiles and Clothing


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A comprehensive examination of the life cycle assessment process and its application in the textile and clothing industries

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Part 1 Key indicators and processes in LCA 1. Carbon footprints in the textiles industry 2. Energy footprints in the textiles industry 3. Ecological footprints in the textiles industry 4. Measuring the reusability of textile products 5. Environmental impacts of the use phase of the clothing life cycle 6. Open and closed loop recycling of textile products 7. Life cycle assessment and certification of textiles and clothing 8. Environmental impact assessment (EIA) methods for textiles and clothing Part 2 Applications of LCA in the textiles industry 9. LCA of cotton textiles and clothing 10. LCA of woolen textiles and clothing 11. LCA of silk textiles and clothing 12. Comparative LCA of natural and synthetic textiles 13. LCA of Cotton Shopping bags 14. LCA of fibre-reinforced composites 15. Life cycle assessment and the environmental and social labels in textile and clothing industry 16. Clothing disposal phase: Environmental benefits of reuse and recycling

About the Author

Dr Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu holds a PhD in Textiles Sustainability from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is well known for his contributions in the field and has extensive academic and industrial experience. He has got an extensive publication list of over 85 scientific books and over 100 research publications to his credit. He is currently Director & Head of Sustainability for SgT & API, based in Hong Kong. He has over a decade's working experience in the area of Textiles & Clothing sustainability. He has worked with Industries in Asia and Europe for various Sustainability aspects. He is an Editor, Editorial Board member and a Reviewer for many international peer-reviewed journals in textiles and environmental sciences. He is one of the Directors of the Textile and Bioengineering Informatics Society (TBIS), a charitable organization created to foster, develop, and promote all aspects of science and technology in bioengineering of materials, fibers and textiles.

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