Ecotoxicological Diagnosis in the Tanning Industry

Authors: Mwinyihija, Mwinyikione

  • Identifies ecotoxicological impacts related to the tanning industry on terrestrial and aquatic systems
  • Employs both field-related and laboratory-based techniques in the experimental design to address the underlying environmental problems in the tanning sector
  • Different initiatives were used throughout the research to establish the ecotoxicological impact of the tanning industry using the most current developed bioassays
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About this book

With a wide experience spanning over thirty years in the Leather subsector Dr. M Mwinyihija embarked on his doctoral studies at the University of Aberdeen, focusing on the latest ecotoxicological and novel techniques that could provide environmental diagnostic insights to the tanning industry. Certain criterion was fundamental in writing this book; that the tanning industry is a major source of pollution worldwide, particularly in developing countries. Indeed the developed ecotoxicological and analytical techniques were deliberately designed on the basis of being rapid, simple and inexpensive and directed towards resolving the tanning industry challenges on terrestrial and aquatic systems. Thus the resultant research data reported, incorporates both field related and laboratory based techniques to address underlying environmental problems in the tanning sector.

About the authors

Dr. Mwinyihija's current research interests include impact of salt to the terrestrial/aquatic environment as a pollutant of the tanning industr, recovery mechanisms of river sediment on pollution load, determination of particulate matter and its ecotoxicological potency in the environment, and dynamics of diffuse contamination.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mwinyihija, Mwinyikione

    Pages 1-15

  • Main Pollutants and Environmental Impacts of the Tanning Industry

    Mwinyihija, Mwinyikione

    Pages 17-35

  • Ecotoxicological Techniques and Assessment of Environmental Samples

    Mwinyihija, Mwinyikione

    Pages 37-62

  • Occupational Risk in the Tanning Industry

    Mwinyihija, Mwinyikione

    Pages 63-90

  • Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) of a Tanning Industry

    Mwinyihija, Mwinyikione

    Pages 91-123

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecotoxicological Diagnosis in the Tanning Industry
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6266-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6266-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6265-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9349-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 140
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