Removing Carpet and Waste Water Dyes

A dye is a colored substance that chemically bonds to the substrate to which it is being applied. This distinguishes dyes from pigments which do not chemically bind to the material they color. The dye is generally applied in an aqueous solution, and may require a mordant to improve the fastness of the dye on the fiber.

Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood and other biological sources such as fungi and lichens.

Indigo dye is an organic compound with a distinctive blue color. Historically, indigo was a natural dye extracted from the leaves of certain plants, and this process was important economically because blue dyes were once rare. A large percentage of indigo dye produced today, several thousand tonnes each year, is synthetic. It is the blue often associated with denim cloth and blue jeans.

indigo

I’d tried many ways to remove this color like chemicals, lasers, plasma, magnetic and etc and finally I found 9 efficient chemical removement way of this color from water and carpet that would be done in 10 min without any indigo white left. Primary results on handmade carpet are like below picture.

color removed from wool (brownish) and cotton (white)
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