Carolina Scaraffuni Gomes : How non biodegradable leather waste may be converted into biogas by using plastic processing machine

Carolina Scaraffuni Gomes presents a pretreatment process enhance the biodegradability of leather.

Carolina Scaraffuni Gomes
Carolina Scaraffuni GomesBonss/Tagesspiegel

Leather goods are noble and sustainable but leather production bears a high potential for pollution. Chromed leather production wastes are disposed in landfill sites worldwide on a worrying scale leading to long lasting environmental problems. We developed a pretreatment process by the use of extruders to enhance the leather’s biodegradability. Then it can be converted into biogas with high yield.

Carolina Scaraffuni Gomes
Carolina Scaraffuni GomesBonss/Tagesspiegel

PhD student in Process Engineering at the Technische Universität Berlin in cooperation with the Forschungsinstitut für Leder und Kunststoffbahnen (FILK) investigating Biogas Production since 2015. Master student of Chemical Engineering at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil investigating Adsorption Technology between 2012 and 2014.

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