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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Deliming of Bound and Un-Bound Lime from White Hide

item Kolomaznik, Karl - TOMAS BATA UNIVERSITY
item Bailey, David - BAILEY CONSULTING
item Taylor, Maryann

Submitted to: American Leather Chemists Association Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: February 15, 2006
Publication Date: June 21, 2006
Citation: Kolomaznik, K., Bailey, D.G., Taylor, M.M. 2006. Deliming of bound and un-bound lime from white hide [abstract]. American Leather Chemists Association Meeting. Paper No. 13.

Technical Abstract: White hide deliming requires the removal of un-bound lime as well as bound lime. This can be accomplished sequentially by washing the hides in pure water followed by an appropriate deliming solution. The objective of this paper is to determine the optimal wash parameters for each using a mathematical physical process model. The sorption isotherms and effective diffusion coefficients for bound and unbound lime was determined experimentally and will be presented. The information obtained from these experiments was inserted into the process model to determine the most economical process parameters for deliming.

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