Recycling of waste engine oils using a new washing agent

Hamawand, Ihsan and Yusaf, Talal and Rafat, Sardasht (2013) Recycling of waste engine oils using a new washing agent. Energies, 6 (2). pp. 1023-1049.

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Abstract

This paper addresses recycling of waste engine oils treated using acetic acid. A recycling process was developed which eventually led to comparable results with some of the conventional methods. This gives the recycled oil the potential to be reused in cars' engines after adding the required additives. The advantage of using the acetic acid is that it does not react or only reacts slightly with base oils. The recycling process takes place at room temperature. It has been shown that base oils and oils' additives are slightly affected by the acetic acid. Upon adding 0.8 vol% of acetic acid to the used oil, two layers were separated, a transparent dark red colored oil and a black dark sludge at the bottom of the container. The base oils resulting from other recycling methods were compared to the results of this paper. The comparison showed that the recycled oil produced by acetic acid treatment is comparable to those recycled by the other conventional methods.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 by the authors. Open access journal.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 28 May 2013 04:38
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2017 02:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: waste recycling; waste engine oils; waste oils; used engine oils; acetic acid
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090499 Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090404 Membrane and Separation Technologies
03 Chemical Sciences > 0399 Other Chemical Sciences > 039903 Industrial Chemistry
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960604 Environmental Management Systems
Identification Number or DOI: 10.3390/en6021023
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23198

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