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IJESD 2011 Vol.2(6): 428-436 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2011.V2.164

Textile Dyeing Industries in Bangladesh for Sustainable Development

M. M. Islam, K. Mahmud, O. Faruk, and M. S. Billah

Abstract—The textile dyeing and washing industry plays an important role in the economical growth as well as the environmental sectors of Bangladesh. The textile dyeing industries has been condemned as being one of the world’s most offenders in terms of pollution. There are many dyeing industries in Bangladesh which are mainly located at Gazipur and Narayanganj industrial area. This study was aimed at the dyeing industries to assess the present situation of environmental impacts arising from the activities of dyeing industries in Bangladesh. This was done by analyzing numerous data obtained from different laboratory test concerning a range of water quality parameters of Bangladesh. Important water quality parameters like pH, turbidity, TSS, BOD, COD and presence of metals were measured by testing samples. The samples were collected from effluent water of a renowned and international buyer recognized industry named UNIQUE Washing and Dyeing industry Limited in Gazipur. The results show that all the water quality parameters are within the permissible limits. Though the water test report shows no vulnerable change in water quality for this particular industry, but the overall EIA report shows the highest negative impact on physico-ecological environment. The human interest related factors make the total EIV positive.

Index Terms—EIA, environmental impact, mitigation measures, pollution, textile dyeing industry.

Authors are with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Board Bazar, Gazipur-1704, Bangladesh. (E-mail:;;,


Cite: M. M. Islam, K. Mahmud, O. Faruk, and M. S. Billah, "Textile Dyeing Industries in Bangladesh for Sustainable Development," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 428-436, 2011.

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