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1st Edition

Odour in Textiles
Generation and Control

ISBN 9780367693336
Published March 18, 2022 by CRC Press
312 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 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.

Table of Contents


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

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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.