Investigating Waste Oil Disposal by Combustion.
COATING AND CHEMICAL LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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In response to efforts directed towards waste oil disposal, APG Post Engineers initiated a program in 1968 whereby waste oil was introduced into No. 6 Fuel Oil and subsequently burned for heat. Because of the heavy consistency of No. 6 Fuel Oil, no operational difficulties occurred. However, in August 1972, APG switched to No. 2 Fuel Oil and some concern was generated regarding the miscibility of the waste oil with a lighter fuel. To date, no maintenance problems have resulted from burning the waste oil, nor have any emission levels been exceeded. However, these results may be due to the relative lightness of the waste oil and the low waste oilfuel oil dilution ratio 1 in which they are burned. Author