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The Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (DACCE) of Rajshahi University has developed a low-cost eco-friendly technology for textile industries of Bangladesh. The technology will play a positive role in significantly reducing environmental pollution by the textile industry. It has been developed under an industry-university collaborative sub-project of Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) and is being implemented by DACCE
RU Prof Mohammad Taufiq Alam, the developer, filed a provisional patent application for the invention with the Department of Patents, Designs, and Trademarks under the Ministry of Industries on December 9. He claimed to have synthesised a pre-treatment agent at low cost that shows a synergistic effect when used with the above eco-friendly enzymatic process. In conjunction with an enzyme, it will perform pre-treatment and polishing together in a single bath, so that 45 per cent water, 35 per cent energy and 45 per cent time can be saved compared to currently using conventional chemical pre-treatment process. It will also significantly improve the whiteness and dye absorbency compared to above eco-friendly enzymatic process so that light shade dyeing is achievable.