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The Department of Textile Engineering at AUST is offered five newly developed theory courses and three lab courses at the new “Chair for Sustainability and Textile Innovation”: “TE 3120: Sustainability in Textiles”, TE 3121: Sustainability in Textiles- Lab, “TE 4111: Water Management in Textile Industry”, “TE 4112: Water Management in Textile Industry – Lab”, “TE 4121:Special Sustainable Transition Tools in Textile Industry,” “TE 4231:Resources and their Nexus in Textile Industry,” “TE 4232: Resources and their Nexus in Textile Industry- Lab,” and “TE 4239: Application of Computer for Sustainability in Textile Industry: Sustainability Assessment.” Among these courses, Sustainability in Textiles, Water Management in Textile Industry & Application of Computer for Sustainability in Textile Industry: Sustainability Assessment are held online and offered to 3rd year- 2nd semester student and 4th-year students (1st & 2nd semester).

 

TE 3120: Sustainability in Textiles (Offered Online)

Rationale:

Sustainability is a must have concept in today’s world in all industrial sectors including textile sector. Textile has vastly contributed to our country’s economy over the years by from dominating textile market to creating job opportunities. To keep textile business alive and thriving in Bangladesh, it is high time we start focusing on sustainability and it’s three pillars in every textile aspect. From making the industry economically sustainable by adopting different tools and techniques to adopting environmentally sustainable products/ practices and keeping social factors in mind. This will help our textile industry as a whole to work on achieving associated SDGs. This course will help the students achieve an in-depth knowledge of sustainability and its importance in textile industry. Along with that, the students can get idea of different tools and their application that will help them make the correct decide to choose the most sustainable option.  

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Facilitator- Iffat Ara Annanya

 

TE 3121: Sustainability in Textiles- Lab

Rationale:

The lab course introduces basic sustainable practices in the textile industry, focusing on the triple bottom lines of sustainability: people, planet, and profit. At the end of this course, the students will be able to apply means and measures of sustainability and evaluate the impact of the textile manufacturing process, even suggesting strategies to be applied in the field of sustainability, which will prepare them to discover and drive sustainable and innovative textile solutions to address global environmental, economic, and social challenges facing the global fashion and textile industries. This course will highlight the major sustainable practices in the textile industry in which the students will assess environmental sustainability using tools considering the environmental impact of different processes. They will acquire hands-on experience in measuring air and noise quality to check emissions and at the same time they will suggest solutions to reduce the emission. Moreover, the students will be able to apply lean manufacturing methodologies such as 5S or promote safe and fair social and labor conditions by assessing social sustainability. In addition, students will learn how to identify and assess the hazards and risks of dyes and chemicals. Students will also be able to solve real environmental problems regarding the manufacturing of textiles by using Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). By diversifying used cloth, they will gather knowledge on know-how to create different value-added products by reusing the used material to promote circular production in the textile industry.

On the other hand, the laboratory course provides opportunities for students to relate to and

reinforce the theoretical concepts of TE 3120: Sustainability in Textile (SIT).

 

TE 4111: Water Management in Textile Industry (Offered Online) Hyperlink

Rationale:

This course will give a comprehensive description of different aspects of water management within the textile industry. Knowledge of different water sources, governance, stakeholder of water, water integrity, consumption per textile process, discharge water quality, water pollution, impacts on the environment and society will give students a clear understanding of the importance of water management, which will make them conscious of efficient water use in their future professional life. SDG Goal 6 and the concepts of IWRM (Integrated Water Resource Management) with its framework, nexus approach and stakeholder analysis will encourage students to adopt IWRM in the textile industry in their future professional life. This course will give an overview of possible treatment methods for wastewater to enable reuse, which will help future textile engineers to choose suitable water reuse technology for a specific textile process. The linkage of textile discharge water, rural water and urban water, water-related international and national regulation will help learners to choose an appropriate solution for water management in textile processing which promotes water reuse and water recycling and which follows the relevant regulations. In sum, this course demonstrates to make a paradigm shift in thinking of future textile engineers that, water is an economically valuable product and is a resource necessary for life.

 

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Facilitator- Md. Mazharul Haque

 

TE 4112: Water Management in Textile Industry – Lab

Rationale:

This lab course explores the various water management disciplines in the textile industry by examining water related problems and potential solutions. After completion of the course, the students will acquire the fundamental knowledge of planning, controlling, and managing the optimization of water resources and the understanding that water is an integral element of the ecosystem, and an economic and social component. The sessional course provides opportunities to design a chemical store by keeping chemical safety in mind. It will also help them to calculate water footprint of textile processing and to find a solution for reducing water consumption. The students will be able to analysis wastewater quality and will suggest some alternative options to minimize the impact of wastewater. Furthermore, they will gain a knowledge on the modern technologies of reservation, re-use and recycling of water. Students will refine their ability by applying their innovative ideas to prepare a prototype of natural based solutions.

On the other hand, the course provides opportunities for students to develop deeper understanding

of theoretical concepts by bridging theory with practice.

 

TE 4121: Special Sustainable Transition Tools in Textile Industry

Rationale:

By studying “Special Instrument for sustainability transition” students will learn about sustainability transition tools, technique, policy and system and will able to covert a conventional practice to a sustainable transition though this knowledge, students will learn about different sustainable transition tool, starting with the brief history of sustainability evolution, how sustainability became an emergence topic in today’s market. They will learn on different sustainable management tools (Institutional management system, management system tools, Risk management tools) which they will apply in textile organizations. Along with that a student can define different tools for 3 Pillars of sustainability (Economical, Environmental and Social) by acquiring value stream optimization, economical transition tool, policy, chemical, water and waste management system, different kinds of audit tools, social tools, policy & SOP. End of this course students will able to build up new business model, policy & SOP, sustainability report generation of an organization. This course offers case studies, group presentation, Policy making assignment by which students can apply in industry to create a sustainable structure.

 

TE 4231: Resources and their Nexus in Textile Industry

Rationale:

The course provides an overview of how the textile industry can integrate sustainable resource management practices to reduce environmental impacts, increase overall efficiency and profitability. There will be various aspects covered, such as the environmental impact of textile production and consumption, the use of sustainable resources, and the adoption of circular economy principles in the industry. It discusses sustainable raw material processing, sustainable chemicals, energy, greenhouse gas (GHG) and the role of technology and material selection in driving innovation in the industry and explores the use of digitalization, automation, and circularity in enhancing efficiency and transparency. Students will also learn about the social compliance issues and HR practices in the textile industry. Moreover, current and best practices regarding energy usage, sustainable waste management and corporate social responsibilities (CSR) will help students to understand the practical scenario, challenges and advancements of the textile industry. The nexus among different resources used in the textile industry will enlighten students about the interdependency of resources and thereby they will be able to know how to use resources sustainably throughout the textile value chain.

 

TE 4232: Resources and their Nexus in Textile Industry- Lab

Rationale:

The Lab course offers the students more practical insights to foster the resource nexus concept. That means learning the interrelatedness and interdependencies of resources in the textile factory and the way of applying their creative thinking and skills to produce truly impactful innovation for reducing resource consumption for sustainable development in the textile industry. Through this class, the students will gather hands-on experience in developing green designs following the technical specifications of a garment and checking the physical properties of recycled and virgin products. Moreover, they will learn how to spin polyester fiber by recycling plastic waste. Creating diversified and value-added products from the upcycling process will expose their creativity and skill. They will be able to extract dyes from natural sources and will apply those dyes for dyeing fabric. Focusing on the circular economy, they will do the experiment recycling process. By calculating carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions, students will learn to reduce the scope of emissions. Furthermore, identifying energy efficiency measures and calculating them to save energy as well as cost and identifying e.g., the water-energy nexus in the dyeing machine will allow them to get comprehensive knowledge on resource saving through cleaner production techniques. On the other hand, the whole lab course is structured in such a way that it is interconnected with every unit of the course module directly and indirectly which will visualize the theoretical part to the students.

 

TE 4239: Application of Computer for Sustainability in Textile Industry: Sustainability Assessment (Offered Online) Hyperlink

Rationale:

This course will give a comprehensive description of different methods applied for sustainability assessment, where we will start with a general description and then narrow down the focus to the textile industry with relevant examples. Gained knowledge of different tools and methods will give students a clear understanding of the importance of the subject which can help textile engineers to support any decisions regarding a product or process by measuring its impact on the economy, the environment and society. The course focuses on three different assessment tools/methods- Life Cycle Costing (LCC), Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). After a detailed theoretical background with relevant case studies, the students get familiarized with databases and assessment software like OpenLCA. Whereas certain Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are directly addressed, e.g., SDG Goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 7 (Affordable Clean Energy), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) other SDGs are indirectly related and considered when evaluating and improving the impact of products and processes leading to transmission into a greener and more sustainable factory and entire industry.

 

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Facilitator- Tamjida IslamNoor-E-Farzana Annesha