International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 8, Part A (2018)
Energy-efficiency improvement opportunities in the textile industry
SM Farhana Iqbal
The textile industry is one of the most complicated manufacturing industries because it is a fragmented and heterogeneous sector dominated by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Energy is one of the main cost factors in the textile industry. Especially in times of high energy price volatility, improving energy efficiency should be a primary concern for textile plants. There are various energy-efficiency opportunities that exist in every textile plant, many of which are cost-effective. However, even cost-effective options often are not implemented in textile plants mostly because of limited information on how to implement energy-efficiency measures, especially given the fact that a majority of textile plants are categorized as SMEs and hence they have limited resources to acquire this information. Know-how on energy-efficiency technologies and practices should, therefore, be prepared and disseminated to textile plants.
An analysis of the type and the share of energy used in different textile processes is also included. Subsequently, energy-efficiency improvement opportunities available within some of the major textile sub-sectors are given with a brief explanation of each measure.
How to cite this article:
SM Farhana Iqbal. Energy-efficiency improvement opportunities in the textile industry. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(8): 10-17.