Cleaner Production Techniques for Mitigation of Tannery Waste: Case Study ABC

Mhlanga, Samson (2010) Cleaner Production Techniques for Mitigation of Tannery Waste: Case Study ABC.

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Proceedings of the 4th Engineers Without Borders International Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 10th ? 14th November 2010.,The need for sustainable use of resources has come to the fore in recent years as the globe has realised that there are finite resources available on the earth that must also be utilised by future generations. It is within this scenario that manufacturing has evolved to incorporate environmentally friendly practices and so called ?green? technology. Smaller firms especially in developing countries have however not been exposed to these new technologies making them liable for legislative penalties and less efficient than they otherwise could be. This paper presents a tool that will enhance the ability of a medium scale tannery to manufacture in line with current international environmental standards through the implementation of an environmental management system. The paper focuses on the application of cleaner production principles in the mitigation of identified environmental risks and the ensuing development of alternative processing strategies that will both increase efficiency as well as reduce the environmental impact of the leather tanning operations of the given firm.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cleaner production,economic,tannery,waste
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > National University of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Edmore Sibanda
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 02:32
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 02:32

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