ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Characterization of Leather Industry Wastes
H. Ozgunay, S. Colak, M.M. Mutlu, F. Akyuz
 
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Department of Leather Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ege University, 35100 Bornova, Izmir, Turkey
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2007;16(6):867–873
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In this research samples from solid wastes coming out from various process steps during manufacturing of garment sheep skins, shoe upper goat skins, shoe upper hides and sole leathers have been collected. These samples have been classified among themselves and their characteristics have been determined by various chemical analysis. By characterization of solid wastes which state problems for the environment and costs for treatment; data have been obtained which can be used for new management and evaluation methods.
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