Water Reuse Strategy in Leather Tannery Process
Aditya Wahyu Nugraha1, Ono Suparno2, Nastiti S Indrasti3
1Aditya Wahyu Nugraha, Department of Agroindustry, Bogor Agricultural University Technology of Bogor, West Java, Indonesia.
2Ono Suparno, Department of Agroindustry, Bogor Agricultural University, Technology of Bogor, West Java, Indonesia.
3Nastiti S Indrasti, Department of Agroindustry, Bogor Agricultural University, Technology of Bogor, West Java, Indonesia.
Manuscript received on 07 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 958-964 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F11650476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: In leather tannery process, there are some steps which aqueous medium to produce leather. It affects to environment like much amount of wastewater which discharges in the environment. All of the process to produce leather, water is used as reaction medium of chemical material and skins to remove some component of skins are not used to produce leather in the leather tanning process. The aim of the research is to reduce water usage and wastewater with water reuse method in some steps of the leather tanning process. Water reuse application is evaluated such as pollutants in wastewater, water input and water output, and leather (wet blue) characterization. The results showed that water reuse application increased pollutants in wastewater, but it could reduce amount water usage as much as 35.29% and wastewater was 36.11%. The payback period of water reuse was 5.56 month. In addition, leather (wet blue) which was produced meet with Indonesian standard quality of jackets.
Keywords: Tannery Process; Water Reuse; Leather (Wet Blue).
Scope of the Article: Process & Device Technologies