Life cycle assessment as a tool for the environmental improvement of the tannery industry in developing countries.

@article{Rivela2004LifeCA,
  title={Life cycle assessment as a tool for the environmental improvement of the tannery industry in developing countries.},
  author={Beatriz Rivela and M{\'a}rio Tavares Moreira and C. Bornhardt and Ram{\'o}n M{\'e}ndez and G. Feij{\'o}o},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={
          1901-9
        }
}
A representative leather tannery industry in a Latin American developing country has been studied from an environmental point of view, including both technical and economic analysis. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) methodology has been used for the quantification and evaluation of the impacts of the chromium tanning process as a basis to propose further improvement actions. Four main subsystems were considered: beamhouse, tanyard, retanning, and wood furnace. Damages to human health, ecosystem… CONTINUE READING

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