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Mejoramiento energético de residuos sólidos de cuero curtido mediante tratamiento térmico

Forero-Núnez, Carlos A; Méndez-Velásquez, Jennifer Andrea; Sierra-Vargas, Fabio Emiro;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Fundación Universidad del Norte
The permanent increase of the world energy consumption based on fossil fuels has caused several problems around the globe, which cannot be overlooked anymore. The necessity of cleaner energy sources is mandatory; among the different possibilities, biomass and solid wastes have become remarkable materials because of the wide processes and fuels resulting of them. Annually, the leather industry in Colombia produces 3.324 tons and generates 700 tons of tanned solid wastes approximately. The lack of alternative disposal methods makes this industry hazardous, despite the different technologies evaluated worldwide, such as pyrolysis, gasification or biodigestion. This...
free text keywords: higher heating value, Leather industry, Pyrolysis, Tanned, wastes, Thermal treatment, industria del cuero, Pirolisis, Poder calorífico superior, Residuos de curtiembres, Tratamiento térmico
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