Designing of a Plant for Treatment of 500m3 per Day Leather Tannery Effluent

Muhammad Aun, Ahmad Munir and


With rising concerns of water scarcity and fast pace of industrialization of urban and rural land, it is immensely important to conserve, recycle and reuse water resources to manage the aqua demands of growing society. Chemical industry specifically textile industry is presumed to be one of the major contributors to the water pollution. Major pollutants which are of carcinogenic nature have been discussed in the chapter above. With time, advance research is being carried out in the field of water treatment. Some of the major techniques used in industry have been discussed briefly in the chapter. As Chemical engineers we aim to devise an economical and practical waste water treatment plant design to limit the hazardous effects caused by effluents of leather industry. We aim to bring the concentration of textile effluents under the bar set by WHO (World Health Organization) and UNEP (United Nations Environmental Pr; K\\; Kogram). Like many other industrial sectors a developing country like Pakistan need \= lot of research and progress in areas of water recycling, reuse and treatment technologies

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