1st Edition

Odour in Textiles
Generation and Control

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ISBN 9780367693336
March 10, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
320 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 focused 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

The book will appeal to a broad audience including industry professionals in the textiles industry, hygiene and health care, 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Consumer Perception of Odour. Chapter 2. Human odor: An overview of current knowledge and experimental designs. Chapter 3. Sources and Characterization Approaches of Odour and Odour-Causing Bodily Compounds in Worn Clothing. Chapter 4. Axillary Odour formation and retention – Role of textiles fibers and fabric structure. Chapter 5. Textile odour control by adsorption. Chapter 6. Odour control or inhibition using antimicrobial finishing. Chapter 7. Herbal antibacterial agents as odour control finish in textiles. Chapter 8. Fragrance Finishing on Textile Substrate for odour control. Chapter 9. Textile and Other odours – Focus on third hand smoke and laundry odour. Chapter 10. Textile Cleaning and Odour Removal. Chapter 11. Odour Evaluation Techniques in Textiles Area: Introduction of E-nose as a Potential Alternative Tool. Chapter 12. Odour testing methods and regulatory norms.

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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.