Eco-Efficient Dry Wool Scouring with total by-products recovery (WDS) project aims at a sustainable and innovative wool scouring process
Focus of the project:
– Obtaining valuable scoured clean wool of improved combing yield.
– Maximizing the value and recovery yield of grease wool components, such as a water soluble fraction, a solvent soluble fraction (wool grease- lanoline), dust and vegetal fibre; obtaining by-products with a market value.
– Saving water and energy in comparison with conventional aqueous process: reducing the load in waste effluents
WDS is a project co-funded by the European Community under the LIFE financial instrument with the Grant Agreement LIFE 11 ENV/ES/588.This project integrates the environment into the Community policies as it contributes to develop and implement policies designed to ensure sustainable management and waste valorization.
Project acronym: WDS
Project full title: Eco-Efficient Dry Wool Scouring with total by-products recovery
Start date: 01/09/2012
End date: 31/08/2015
Project Coordinator: LEITAT Technological Center