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Microorganisms: growth in the tannery

Lama, A., Attenburrow, G. E., Bates, M. P., Covington, A. D., Allen, S. C. H. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2011) Microorganisms: growth in the tannery. Leather International. 213(4816), p. 48. 1473-6314.

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Abstract: Animal skins naturally contain various types of microorganisms. Presence of a nutritional source, high moisture content, suitable pH and temperature in the tannery environment, particularly during the early stages of the leather manufacturing processes (eg, soaking, deliming and bating) may assist microbial growth and proliferation [1-4]. Control of the microorganisms is essential during the leather manufacturing processes since microorganisms can cause damage to the collagen structure of hides and skins producing an inferior leather [3]. Various studies [1-3,5,6] were therefore carried out in order to isolate and identify microorganisms that may cause damage to the hides, skins and leather
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS967 Chemistry and science of leather
T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS965 Leather technology > TS965.5 Tanning
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR75 Bacteria
Creators: Lama, Anne, Attenburrow, Geoff E, Bates, Margaret P, Covington, Anthony D, Allen, Stuart C H and Antunes, A Paula M
Publisher: Global Trade Media
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Group > Institute for Creative Leather Technologies
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Health & Society
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Science and Technology (2010-2016)
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > China and Emerging Economies Centre
Research Institutes > Institute for Creative Leather Technologies
Date: 1 November 2011
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: p. 48
Journal or Publication Title: Leather International
Volume: 213
Number: 4816
Language: English
ISSN: 1473-6314
Status: Published / Disseminated
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URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/4807

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