Presentation Title

Water pollution and leather industry- A review

Faculty Mentor

Maryam Shafahi

Start Date

17-11-2018 9:45 AM

End Date

17-11-2018 10:00 AM

Location

C302

Session

Oral 2

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

engineering_computer_science

Abstract

The volume of industrial wastewater is expected to double by 2025 resulting in an increase of contaminated freshwater resources [1]. The susceptibility to water scarcity for residents of industrial manufacturing-based countries increases due to discharge of untreated industrial wastewater to surface water sources. Currently, severe water scarcity affects half a billion people year-round and 1.78 billion people at least 6 months out of the year. As a country dependent on river water for human consumption, crop irrigation, fisheries, transportation, and conservation biodiversity, Bangladesh has a population of 130 of 152.5 million people experiencing water scarcity [2-4]. Bangladesh also experiences an economy driven by a heavy industrial wastewater producing industry. The 1.8-billion-dollar generating industry of leather production not only consumes large quantities of water but discharges extreme quantities of toxic wastewater without prior treatment [4-5]. This is a review of the leather industry’s role in water pollution.

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Water pollution and leather industry- A review

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The volume of industrial wastewater is expected to double by 2025 resulting in an increase of contaminated freshwater resources [1]. The susceptibility to water scarcity for residents of industrial manufacturing-based countries increases due to discharge of untreated industrial wastewater to surface water sources. Currently, severe water scarcity affects half a billion people year-round and 1.78 billion people at least 6 months out of the year. As a country dependent on river water for human consumption, crop irrigation, fisheries, transportation, and conservation biodiversity, Bangladesh has a population of 130 of 152.5 million people experiencing water scarcity [2-4]. Bangladesh also experiences an economy driven by a heavy industrial wastewater producing industry. The 1.8-billion-dollar generating industry of leather production not only consumes large quantities of water but discharges extreme quantities of toxic wastewater without prior treatment [4-5]. This is a review of the leather industry’s role in water pollution.