Available Techniques of Wastewater Management Practices in Indian Tanneries: A Literature Review

  • Manali Bhaduri Department of Energy and Environment, Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune, India
Keywords: Wastewater treatment, Indian tanneries, Primary treatment, Biological treatment, Tertiary treatment, Biosorption, Membrane processes, Activated sludge process


Tanning is the process of turning animal hide into leather. The manufacturing process leads to the generation of wastewater, which must be treated before discharge. The treatment processes of this wastewater in India was examined. A systematic review based on Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) guidelines was carried out on the electronic database Google Scholar from 2010 to 2020. Wastewater treatment practices in Indian tanneries were looked for and 64 relevant reports and articles were shortlisted and studied. The results showed that coagulation with alum and ferric chloride gave the best results in primary treatment, aerobic and anaerobic processes gave the best results when combined, and tertiary treated water could be reused.


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Bhaduri, M. (2021). Available Techniques of Wastewater Management Practices in Indian Tanneries: A Literature Review. Journal of Environmental Treatment Techniques, 9(2), 491-498. Retrieved from https://www.dormaj.org/index.php/jett/article/view/206
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