Combination of Ozonation and Hydrogen Peroxide Bleaching for Linen Fabrics: Optimization of the Process Using Experimental Design Technique


OZONE-SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, vol.35, no.4, pp.316-327, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01919512.2013.788979
  • Title of Journal : OZONE-SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.316-327


It is well known that ozone can be used as a bleaching agent for cellulosic textile materials. In the context of this study, investigations were undertaken to optimize bleaching of linen fabrics using Box-Behnken Experimental Design. The bleaching process involved two distinct steps where linen fabrics were ozonated under different treatment times then the latter in a subsequent step were subjected to hydrogen peroxide bleaching under a variety of conditions. As a result of study, three optimum recipes were achieved and pretreatment with ozone for 15 min before peroxide bleaching supplies time and chemical savings.