• Mwinyikione Mwinyihija


In this Chapter, the primary focus was to provide a holistic overview of three specific thematic areas, which equally form the primary objectives towards understanding the ecotoxicological impact of the tanning industry. These are namely; characterisation of tannery dust, effluents, sediments and riverine samples, assessment of ecotoxicity and bioremediation potential of primary contaminants, and environmental risk assessment through development of a quantitative and qualitative risk assessment model. The chapter pursues progressively pivotal issues associated with waste management. The attempt is successfully done by critically previewing the tanning industry and focusing on the main contaminants and pollutants related to the sector using novel techniques discussed in subsequent chapters of the book.


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  1. 1.Leather Development CouncilNairobiKenya

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