1st Edition

Odour in Textiles Generation and Control

Edited By G. Thilagavathi, R. Rathinamoorthy Copyright 2022
    312 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    312 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Odour in Textiles: Generation and Control presents the essential science and mechanisms behind the formation of odours in textiles. It discusses consumer perception of odour in clothing, the mechanism of odour formation in the skin, and the role of textile fibres and structures in odour formation. It also discusses odour controls and testing methods available for measurement of odours in textiles.


    • Fills a gap in the literature as the first book to focus on textile and odour interaction

    • Discusses microbiological aspects of odour formation in simple terms

    • Details the role of textile fibres and structures on odour formation

    • Describes various testing methods, standards, and regulatory norms for odour analysis

    This book will appeal to a broad audience, including industry professionals in the textiles industry, hygiene and health care, the chemical and finishing industry, and odour measurement and testing. It will also interest advanced students and research scholars studying textile engineering, clothing science, and fashion design.


    Chapter 1 The Consumer Perception of Odour

    Ingun Grimstad Klepp, Kirsi Laitala, and R. Rathinamoorthy

    Chapter 2 Human Odor: An Overview of Current Knowledge and Experimental Designs

    Paola A. Prada-Tiedemann

    Chapter 3 Sources and Characterization Approaches of Odour and Odour-Causing Bodily Compounds in Worn Clothing

    Mourad Krifa and Mathilda Savocchia

    Chapter 4 Axillary Odour Formation and Retentio: Role of Textiles Fibers and Fabric Structure

    R. Rathinamoorthy and G. Thilagavathi

    Chapter 5 Textile Odour Control by Adsorption

    Ayşegül Çetmeli Bakadur and Ahmet Çay

    Chapter 6 Odour Control or Inhibition Using Antimicrobial Finishing

    Rosie Broadhead, Laure Craeye, and Chris Callewaert

    Chapter 7 Herbal Antibacterial Agents as Odour Control Finish in Textiles

    R. Rathinamoorthy and G. Thilagavathi

    Chapter 8 Fragrance Finishing on Textile Substrate for Odour Control

    Hemamalini Thillaipandian and Giri Dev Venkateshwarapuram Rengaswami

    Chapter 9 Textile and Other Odours: Focus on Third-Hand Smoke and Laundry Odour

    R. Rathinamoorthy and G. Thilagavathi

    Chapter 10 Textile Cleaning and Odour Removal

    Kirsi Laitala, Ingun Grimstad Klepp, and Vilde Haugrønning

    Chapter 11 Odour Evaluation Techniques in Textiles Area: Introduction of E-nose as a Potential Alternative Tool

    Sima Shakoorjavan, Somaye Akbari, and Dawid Stawski

    Chapter 12 Odour Testing Methods and Regulatory Norms

    Anton P. van Harreveld, Rajal Shinkre, Carmen Villatoro, Charlotte Tournier, and Saisha Naik


    Prof (Dr.) G. Thilagavathi has been involved in teaching and research in the field of textiles for more than 28 years. She is Professor and Head of the Department of Textile Technology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. She completed her Ph.D in 2003 at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Based on her research publications, Prof
    Thilagavathi holds a h-index of 24 and an i-10 index of 52 with 1932 citations.

    Dr. R. Rathinamoorthy is Associate Professor in the Department of Fashion Technology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. He has a google H index of 11 and a Scopus H index of 7 with more than 300+ citations. He completed his Ph.D. on “Studies on odour formation characteristics of Textiles” in 2016. He received the “Young Achiever Award” for 2019 from the Institute of Engineers India (IEI), Coimbatore chapter and received “Young Engineer Award" for 2016-17 from Institute of Engineers India (IEI), Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He has published 19 national and 51 international research articles in various refereed and non-refereed journals as well as 5 books and 18 book chapters with various international publishers.