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Published on Tuesday, 05 December 2017

Cotton dyeing is not plain sailing

Written by Phil Patterson

Will pollution from salt always be a problem when dyeing cotton textiles? Or can the textile industry undergo a real sea change? Asks Phil Patterson.

Osmosis is one of those funny things that sounds somewhat abstract and theoretical – where water molecules magically move across a semi-permeable membrane from a less concentrated solution to a more concentrated solution – but it is critical in maintaining the healthiness of living things and the balance of eco-systems.