This report supplements the findings of a 1971 study conducted by the Maryland Environmental Service and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which concluded that the discharge of waste oils to state waters produced a problem within the State of Maryland. The report recommended a comprehensive program of collection, storage, and reprocessing for pollution prevention and for resource recovery. The program was guided by the premises that all categories of waste oils generated within the State were to be managed, recovered, or disposed of, that fuel oils would be the principal products produced, and that current state-of-the-art technology would be used in the design of the program elements. Using questionnaires and interviews, it was estimated that 18.5 million gallons of waste oils were generated in Maryland in 1972. Mathematical models determined that most effective collection systems and economics for the waste oil program. Preliminary designs were developed for different scales of process plants. Heavy emphasis was placed on protecting the environment. Plant costs varied between $3 million for a 7.3 million gallon per year (mgy) plant, to $7.5 million for a 30 mgy plant. Management, legislative and regulatory approaches to the waste oil problem were also delineated. A waste oil recovery and reuse program can be initiated immediately using existing technology, collection and storage resources. Because of a need to consider all sources of waste oils, the program requires subsidization at lower plant throughputs. At the 30 mgy capcaity, the program economics can be self-sustaining. /EPA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Environmental Quality Systems, Incorporated

    1155 15th Street NW, Suite 500
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Martin, E J
    • Gumtz, G D
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 248 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097920
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Ser
  • Contract Numbers: S-800650
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM