This study evaluates the technical, economic and environmental feasibility of automotive waste oil reuse as a fuel. The supply and potential marketability of waste oil fuel is considered in relationship to existing and projected fossil fuel usage in the United States. Moreover, its use will alleviate a serious waste oil disposal problem. The physical and chemical properties of waste oil are presented and serve as the basis for subsequent assessment of waste oil usage options. Options considered are the use of untreated waste oil as a blended fuel oil or as a supplement to coal combustion and the use of waste oil following treatment to alleviate technical and environmental impacts. Various treatment methods are discussed and their cost and effectiveness assessed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Socioeconomic Environemental Studies SEries. Paper copy also available from GPO.
  • Corporate Authors:

    GCA Corporation

    GCA Technology Division
    Bedford, MA  United States  01730

    Washington Environmental Research Center

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Chansky, S
    • Carroll, J
    • Kincannon, B
    • Sahagian, J
    • Surprenant, N
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 218 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091649
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-600/5-74-032
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-01-1859
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM