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Natural Dye Extraction from Dioscorea Alata (Purple Yam)


Megh Shah , Indus Institute of Technology and Engineering; Jainisha Patel, Indus Institute of Technology and Engineering; Akshay Chauhan, Indus Institute of Technology and Engineering


Natural Dye, Dioscorea Alata, Mordants, Cotton Cloth


Dyeing is a process of applying colouring matter directly on fibre, yarn or fabric without any additives. Natural dyes produce an extraordinary variety of products and complex colours that complements each other. Straight off a day synthetic leads to high environmental pollution. Natural dye sources are eco-friendly and permanent in fabrics. The present study focused on the extraction of dye from Dioscorea Alata (purple yam). The obtained dye yield a variety of colours and are processed with different types of mordants such as copper sulphate and ferrous sulphate. The cotton treated with copper sulphate and ferrous sulphate in acidic method provided best result and showed less wash fastness.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV7I30099
Published in: Volume : 7, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2019
Page(s): 81-84

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