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Sustainability is an important element of success in the textile industry. Water used at a textile factory or facility can contain solvents, metals and compounds that lower water quality and pose a risk to the environment.

SSI Aeration helps increase the sustainability of industrial wastewater by using biological methods to eliminate pollutants. With a full selection of aeration systems, diffusers and membranes available for ETP solutions, SSI can help refine and enhance the textile wastewater treatment process.


The textile industry is a broad market that covers a wide range of products and processes. A business’s textile wastewater composition may include anything from bleach and dyes to grease and chemical waste. With a wastewater treatment plan, businesses can save money and increase their self-sufficiency by recycling wastewater and using it for other applications.

Textile Processes

Workers in the textile industry may take on all types of work. Some of the processes that are common in textile factories include:

  • Sizing
  • De-sizing
  • Scouring
  • Bleaching
  • Mercerizing
  • Dying
  • Printing
  • Finishing


The types of materials used in textiles can produce contaminated wastewater. Textile workers use a wide range of materials, such as:

  • Denim
  • Felt
  • Velvet
  • Fleece
  • Mohair
  • Gabardine
  • Muslin
  • Gauze
  • Brocade
  • Crepe
  • Poplin
  • Corduroy
  • Flannel
  • Chintz
  • Tweed
  • Gingham
  • Taffeta
  • Chiffon
  • Terricloth
  • Demask
  • Fustian Fur

SSI clients in the textile industry have access to reliable MBBR systems that treat water while protecting against harmful substances. This can help simplify maintenance, reduce costs and benefit the environment.

Wastewater Treatment Process

SSI Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) wastewater treatment systems support the high demands of the textile industry. MBBR is a biological method of wastewater treatment that includes both aeration processes and biofilm technology.

First, the water is placed in an aeration tank, which contains small plastic chips called media. These media grow microorganisms that remove harmful waste materials from the water. An aeration grid helps the media move around the tank so that it can consume the contaminants more efficiently.

Other processes that can remove waste in smaller textile factories include coarse bubble and rubber diffuser aeration. Diffusers introduce oxygen into the water, eliminating bio-solids and other harmful substances. SSI also offers membranes for disc diffusers and tube diffusers.

Benefits of Working With SSI

SSI provides contractors and engineers in almost every industry with high-quality aeration systems. The benefits of working with the company include:

  • Reliability: SSI manufactures wastewater treatment systems with maximum chemical resistance and enhanced performance. Clients trust us to deliver powerful, long-lasting solutions.
  • Cost-effectiveness: Many SSI products come at a lower cost, and our systems are efficiently designed to help clients maintain cost-effective operations. Reduced maintenance and increased performance contribute to long-term cost savings.
  • Retrofitting options: Even if a client has system components from other manufacturers, SSI can provide a variety of retrofitting options. We have disc and tube diffuser membranes that are compatible with all types of systems.

Contact Us

SSI can build and refine a textile wastewater treatment plan design for any company. From larger ETP projects to smaller aeration solutions, SSI can handle the demand. For more information, contact us online or call 845-454-8171.

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