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Main Title Assessment of potential toxic releases from leather industry dyeing operations /
Author Radding, Shirley B., ; Radding, S. B. ; Jones, J. L. ; Mabey, W. R. ; Liu, D. H. ; Bohonos, N.
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Radding, Shirley B.,
CORP Author SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-215
Stock Number 22161
OCLC Number 04604065
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Leather industry and trade--Environmental aspects ; Dyes and dyeing--Leather--Toxicology
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Waste water ; Dyes ; Tanning materials ; Industries ; Industrial water ; Organic compounds ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Assessments ; Water pollution ; Characteristics ; Environments ; Aquatic biology ; Water pollution control ; Toxic substances ; Leather industry ; Water pollution effects(Humans) ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Environmental health
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EHAM  TD428.T3A87 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJED  EPA-600/2-78-215 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 03/13/1999
EKBD  EPA-600/2-78-215 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/27/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-215 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-215 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-289 790 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 65 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The study focused on the organic dyes released to the environment in the wastewaters from leather dyeing operations. Basically, three types of dyes--acid, basic, and direct--are used, although the number of different dyes are well over 50, and the number of formulations used at a single tannery over the period of several years can be greater than 100. Tannery wastewaters are complex mixtures which for the most part are discharged directly into municipal sewers. The character of this discharge will differ hourly depending on the operation performed since tanning operations are batch mode. Estimates based on information from suppliers and tanners were made of the probable discharge of dyes in wastewater. The literature search revealed little or no data on the fate of these dyes in the environment. From consideration of the physical and chemical properties of the dyes, biosorption (complexing with proteinaceous material) appears to be the most likely mechanism for removal of dyes in biological wastewater treatment systems.
Grant no. 804642-01-2. Issued Oct. 1978. Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-52).