In this study, a large number of textile plants in Turkey have been studied and evaluated in terms of characteristics and treatability of wastewaters involved as related to relevant production parameters, exhibiting significant differences for each plant. Certain industrial groups have been identified to possess different pollution profiles and treatability specifications within the same subcategory. The results observed lead to conclude that the suhcategorization now in use for the textile industry needs to be reformulated by taking care of the significant components defining the nature of this industry, and it has to show more connection with treatability evaluations.

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