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

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

by Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu (Editor)

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Handbook of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Textiles and Clothing by Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

Life cycle assessment (LCA) is used to evaluate the environmental impacts of textile products, from raw material extraction, through fibre processing, textile manufacture, distribution and use, to disposal or recycling. LCA is an important tool for the research and development process, product and process design, and labelling of textiles and clothing. Handbook of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Textiles and Clothing systematically covers the LCA process with comprehensive examples and case studies.

Part one of the book covers key indicators and processes in LCA, from carbon and ecological footprints to disposal, re-use and recycling. Part two then discusses a broad range of LCA applications in the textiles and clothing industry.




  • Covers the LCA process and its key indicators, including carbon and ecological footprints, disposal, re-use and recycling
  • Examines the key developments of LCA in the textile and clothing industries
  • Provides a wide range of case studies and examples of LCA applications in the textile and clothing industries

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780081001691
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 09/10/2015
Series: Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles Series
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr S. S. Muthu works at Global Sustainability Services, Hong Kong

Table of Contents

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

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