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Fate of hazardous and nonhazardous wastes in used-oil disposal and recycling. Final report


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The primary objective of this program was to identify the hazardous and nonhazardous compounds that might reasonably be found in used oil and to establish their fate under a variety of disposal and recycling scenarios. Those considered were sewer disposal, road oiling, combustion as a fuel, reprocessing by physical methods to produce a specification fuel, and various re-refining processes. A secondary objective was to assess the potential environmental impact of the contaminants in the waste and product streams associated with each scenario. The hazardous and nonhazardous compounds of major interest in waste oil were identified by literature review, interviews with participants in waste oil activities, and by laboratory analysis of 24 samples of waste oils obtained from recyclers and users. The contaminants were prioritized according to their concentrations in the oil and their health impacts, as determined by threshold limit values, drinking water standards, or other measures of multimedia health impacts. The prioritized listing formed the basis for the preparation of the COMPOSITE oil used in the experimental simulation studies of the waste oil disposal and recycling scenarios. The experimental simulation studies were designed to establish the fate, through material balance if possible, of specific contaminants under conditions that were representative of those normally encountered in each situation. In addition to the laboratory simulation studies, computer simulations were conducted to assess the physical transport of specific compounds during typical re-refining operations such as dehydration, light end removal, and vacuum distillation. 126 references, 15 figures, 93 tables.

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Last Updated September 29, 2016, 17:31 (EST)
Created September 29, 2016, 17:31 (EST)
Citation Surprenant, N.F. Battye, W.H. ; Fennelly, P.F. ---- Roy Long, Fate of hazardous and nonhazardous wastes in used-oil disposal and recycling. Final report, 2016-09-29,
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Publication Date 1983-10-1