Quantification of microfibres released during washing of synthetic clothes in real conditions and at lab scale⋆
Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials, National Research Council of Italy, Via Campi Flegrei, 34 - 80078, Pozzuoli, Italy
2 University of Naples Federico II, Department of Chemical, Materials and Production Engineering, P.le Tecchio 80, 80125, Naples, Italy
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Accepted: 31 May 2018
Published online: 11 July 2018
In this work, a systematic study aimed at comparing the amount of microfibres released from synthetic fabrics during washing tests performed by using a household washing machine and a lab scale Gyrowash system, a laboratory simulator of a real washing machine, is reported. The obtained results allow to conclude that the washing tests performed at lab scale are an effective analytical procedure to perform a low-time/low-cost estimation of the microfibre release from synthetic fabrics.
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