BATTLE - Best available technique for water reuse in textile SMEs
The document is a scientific paper, based on the BATTLE project. The textile sector has a high water demand. Its biggest impact on the environment is related to primary water consumption (80â€“100 m3/ton of finished textile) and wastewater discharge (115â€“175 kg of COD/ton of finished textile, a large range of organic chemicals, low biodegradability, colour, salinity). Therefore, reuse of the effluents represents an economical and ecological challenge for the overall sector. A user-friendly technique to improve the environmental performances of textile finishing enterprises is pursued with the BATTLE project presented in this paper.