Applications of supercritical carbon dioxide in textile industry

Andrew N. Amenaghawon, Chinedu L. Anyalewechi, Heri Septya Kusuma, Mahfud Mahfud

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The use of supercritical fluids (especially supercritical carbon dioxide) in the textile industry as a substitute to water-based dyeing processes has continued to be a subject of significant interest among researchers in recent years due to far reaching and promising contributions which have prompted their use in several areas. This chapter provides an in-depth and comprehensive review on the application of supercritical carbon dioxide for dyeing operations. The solubility of dyes in supercritical carbon dioxide, dye distribution, and mass transfer phenomena between the textile fibers and carbon dioxide are discussed while the challenges and limitations of supercritical carbon dioxide dyeing have been highlighted and suggestions proffered to address these problems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science
Subtitle of host publicationSupercritical Carbon Dioxide as Green Solvent
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128173886
ISBN (Print)9780128173893
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Dyeing
  • Solubility
  • Solvents
  • Supercritical carbon dioxide
  • Textile fibers


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