A recycling process has been developed which, it is claimed, is capable of recovering 90 percent or more of the oil contained in waste motor oil. It is also claimed that the process is faster and has fewer environmental problems than the older processes. A plant to be built shortly will reprocess waste oil within 3 hours and handle about 2 million gallons. The final product of the re-refinement process is comparable in quality to new, first line oils, and can serve in any of three top grades of motor oil, depending on the additive package and viscosity index (VI) improver. Segregated nonoil wastes (from this process) in solid form can be disposed of safely in ordinary landfills or can be recovered for other uses; waste water can be discharged into municiapl sewage systems or waterways. Another by-product of the process is a fuel in the diesel range which can be used as diesel fuel.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dun Donnelley Publishing Corporation

    222 South Riverside Plaza
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 25
  • Serial:
    • Industrial Research
    • Volume: 19
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Dun Donnelley Publishing Corporation

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170200
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM