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Table 5 Properties of fabric desized using recycled process water

From: Sustainable processes for pre-treatment of cotton fabric

Sr. no. Fabric samples L* a* b* Tegewa rating Absorbency (s) WI YI BI
1. Enzyme desized fabric 84.33 0.47 11.47 5–6 120–160 14.7 21.9 58.5
2. Fabric treated with three times recycled S:B 50:50 89.17 −0.76 8.35 5−6 10−15 35.7 14.8 66.6
3. Fabric treated with three times recycled S:B 70:30 88.62 −0.47 9.63 5−6 8−10 28.0 17.5 64.1
4. Fabric treated with three times recycled S:B 30:70 89.97 −0.96 7.71 5−6 20−25 40.4 13.1 68.8
  1. S scouring process water (recycled three times), B bleaching process water (recycled three times)
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