Global trends of textile waste research from 2005 to 2020 using bibliometric analysis

Kasavan, Saraswathy and Yusoff, Sumiani and Ng, Chee Guan and Kamarul Zaman, Nur Shakirah and Fakri, Mohd Fadhli Rahmat (2021) Global trends of textile waste research from 2005 to 2020 using bibliometric analysis. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 28 (33). pp. 44780-44794. ISSN 0944-1344, DOI

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Researchers have broadly studied textile waste, but the research topics development and performance trends in this study area are still unclear. A bibliometric analysis was conducted to explore the global scientific literature to determine state of the art on textile waste over the past 16 years. Data of publications output are identified based on the Web of Science (from 2015 to 2020). This study used VOSviewer to analyse collaboration networks among authors, countries, institutions, and author's keywords in identifying five main clusters. A total of 3296 papers in textile waste research were identified. In this study, a total of 10451 authors were involved in textile waste research, and 36 authors among them published more than ten research publications in the period of this study. China has been in a top position in textile waste research moving from 3 output publications in 2005 to 91 output publications in 2020. Indian Institute of Technology System IIT System was ranked first in terms of the total publication number (85 publications, 2.45%). Textile wastewater and adsorption are the most commonly used keywords that reflect the current main research direction in this field and received more attention in recent years. Based on keyword cluster analysis outputs, textile waste research can be categorized into five types of clusters, namely (1) pollutant compositions, (2) component of textile wastewater, (3) treatment methods for textile wastewater, (4) effect mechanism of textile wastewater, and (5) recyclability of textile waste.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Urban Transformation City Towards Circular Economy and Petaling Jaya Sustainability (MBPJ001-2021B), Research University Grant, UM (RU 009L2020)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bibliometric analysis; Review; Textile waste; Textile waste recycling; Textile wastewater; VOSviewer
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2022 03:28
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2022 03:28

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