The disposal of chrome-sludge continues to pose an environmental
challenge. A tripartite collaboration
between the Central Leather
Research Institute in Madras,
Regional Research Laboratory
in Trivandrum and the TNO
Institute of Applied Physics-Eindhoven in The Netherlands, has
led to a major breakthrough in
chrome-sludge utilisation for
converting it into coloured brick
A viable technology which can be adopted for making coloured brick from a clay and chromesludge mixture was developed and tested at the rate of 5,000 bricks-per-batch. The 'bricks have also been subjected to successful chrome leachability tests .
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