WASTE LUBRICATING OIL RESEARCH. SOME INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO RECLAIMING USED CRANKCASE

The Bureau of Mines developed and laboratory tested several innovative techniques for reclaiming used lubricating oil. These processes included percolation through both chemically treated clay and ion-exchange resins, distillation through batch and continuous wiped-wall vacuum apparatus, treatment with solvent extraction systems, and chemical removal of impurities with chelating agents. In each treatment, the criteria of evaluation were oil recovery and reduction of acidic and metallic components. Both vacuum distillation and solvent treatment ranked high in their abilities to remove acidic and metallic components of the used oil with good oil recoveries. A combination of the two techniques gave the best overall results in terms of quality evaluations made by established bench tests. The methods were not ranked according to economic practicability.

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    Bureau of Mines

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  • Authors:
    • Whisman, M L
    • Goetzinger, J W
    • Cotton, F O
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057739
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Mines
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1976 12:00AM