Inspiration for a greener tanning industry from the Arzignano tanning district.

Timeline

greenLIFE – Linee di sperimentazione

Research Line 1 – 21 months(06/2014 – 01/2016)
Development of a new liming processes

  • Liming process with recovery and re-use of liming baths
  • Oxidative liming process
  • Enzymatic liming process

Research Line 2 – 27 months (09/2014 – 11/2016)
Development of a new leather tannery processing

  • Studying of a new organic-based tannery product
  • Testing to experimental and semi-industrial scale of the new organic-based product

Research Line 3 – 27 months (09/2014 – 11/2016)
Recovery and re-use of tannery and liming process by-products

  • Collection of process by-products
  • Treatment or by products and experimentation of a new re-use technology

Research Line 4 – 28 months (08/2014 – 11/2016)
Water treatment system and new technology: potential impact assessment

  • Current water treatment district system
  • Liming baths and characterisation of processing by-products
  • Assessment of the new technology and potential impact on the water treatment Tannery District system

Research Line 5 – 36 months (06/2014 – 05/2016)
Monitoring of environmental and social impact

  • Environmental impact: data collection, analysis and perspective
  • Socio-economic impact: data collection, analysis and perspective


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