Environmental Chemistry Letters

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 427–437 | Cite as

Dust pollution and control with leather waste

  • Xugang Dang
  • Zhihua Shan


Dust is a serious worldwide pollution, notably for nanoscale particles that are both toxic and difficult to control. Dust suppression can be done by adsorption on solid wastes, such as collagen from by-products of leather manufacturing. Here we review dust pollution and dust control, notably using collagen degradation products. Simulation experiments show that dust suppression using modified collagen degradation products reaches 68.2% for particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) and 78.7% for particulate matter 10 (PM10). The advantages and disadvantages of the current dust suppressors are discussed.


Leather Solid waste Treatment Collagen degradation products Utilization Dust suppressor 



The authors were grateful for the Key Laboratory of Leather Chemistry and Engineering (Sichuan University), Ministry of Education for financial aid and machinery equipment supported the research work.


The authors received no financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.

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The authors declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Key Laboratory of Leather Chemistry and Engineering (Sichuan University)Ministry of EducationChengduChina
  2. 2.National Engineering Laboratory for Clean Technology of Leather ManufactureSichuan UniversityChengduChina

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