Determination of heavy metal and physicochemical parameters in textile finished products

Aijaz Panhwar; Aftab Kandhro; Shafqat Ali; Saima Imad; Nusrat Jalbani; Kamran Ahmed; Mansoor Iqbal; Sofia Qaisar; Iftikhar Pechuho.

Transactions on Science and Technology, 9(4), 223 - 227.

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Textile industry is one of the most important manufacturing sectors for the development of a society such as in Pakistan. Cotton crop is the main raw material used in the sector for the production of textile fiber in the form of clothes, woven or non-woven. The aim of this study is to investigate the heavy metal contents and physicochemical parameters of the textile finished materials. The concentrations of heavy metals in 10 different textile fibers of different colors, collected from local markets in Hyderabad city, Pakistan, were determined by using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. In addition, these textiles finished products were analyzed in triplicate for physical parameters assessment. It was found that the concentration of nickel was beyond the permissible limits in 9 out of 10 samples, chromium in 5 samples, and copper in 2 samples. A further investigation could be carried out to correlate the physicochemical results and heavy metal contents in the textile products.

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