Quantification of Waste in Neoprene Glove Manufacture

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dc.contributor.author Liyanage, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-03T08:22:44Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-03T08:22:44Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.other UWU/PLT/09/0021
dc.identifier.uri http://www.erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/handle/123456789/6682
dc.description.abstract Rubber Industry is a major thrust industry in Sri Lanka, which has a significant contribution to national economy. A closer look reveals that rubber industry consumes large volumes of water, uses tons of chemicals and other utilities and discharges enormous amounts of wastes and effluents. The few cleaner production assessments and Implementation programs carried out in Sri Lanka has shown huge benefits. Some of them are lesser usage of chemicals, energy and utilities including water, improvement in productivity and profitability. This research approaches the concept of Cleaner Production in an industry of Synthetic latex dipped products. Cleaner production is defined as, the continuous application of an integrated, preventive, environmental strategy applied to processes, products and services to increase overall efficiency and reduce risks to humans and the environment. Initially obtained top management commitment and assessment was started then formed cleaner production team, realize the process flow diagram, identified the waste streams and quantified the wastes and the finally possible options were given to reduce identified waste streams. Noticeable compound wastages were identified from process flow, greater amount of compound wastes in coagulated pans and due to additional parts in glove. Around 110.9 Kilograms (Kg) of compound were induced from plant 01, 02 and excess parts of glove per week. The water wastages from leaching tanks and dipping tanks were considerable levels. As well energy waste makes an unfavorable working environment with long term environmental pollution. Around 179.8 gigawatts (GW) were liberated from main and pre heated ovens, per week. Res6prce consumption can be reduced by optimizing the process flow. Large amount of water can be recycle for the same process activities or can reuse for any other purpose en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;UWU/PLT/09/0021
dc.subject Palm and Latex Technology and Value Addition Degree Programme ( PLT) en_US
dc.title Quantification of Waste in Neoprene Glove Manufacture en_US
dc.title.alternative Research Article – PLT 2013 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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