Characteristics of biodegradable textiles used in environmental engineering: A comprehensive review
Daria Marczak , Krzysztof Lejcuś , Jakub Misiewicz
AbstractGeotextiles have become a popular solution in environmental engineering. They may be manufacturedfrom synthetic or biodegradable materials. The main functions of geotextiles are: separation,filtration,drainage, sealing, anti-erosion protection, and improving plant vegetation conditions. The synthetic onesare produced mainly from fossil fuels. One of the ways to reduce the consumption of energy from non-renewable sources and to limit environmental pollution is to replace petrochemical materials withnatural products. Unfortunately, only 2% of the geosynthetics are produced from renewable resources.However, it is estimated that naturalfibers and biopolymers might successfully replace synthetic ma-terials even in 50% of all applications. A wide range of geotextiles produced from such naturalfibers asjute,flax, coconutfiber, palmfiber, sisal, nettle, straw, cotton, and wool are currently available on themarket but they are not widely used in environmental engineering. The paper presents the current stateof knowledge and technological developments in their production and application. The study also pointsto the existing deficiencies and opportunities in the development of the manufacturing technology ofnaturalfibers and biodegradable polymers.
|Journal series||Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, e-ISSN 1879-1786, (N/A 140 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.8|
|Keywords in English||Geotextiles, Biodegradability, Natural fiber, Environmental engineering, Sustainability|
|ASJC Classification||; ; ;|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score||= 140.0, 14-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 0; : 2018 = 2.308; : 2018 = 6.395 (2) - 2018=7.051 (5)|
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