Investigating Waste Oil Disposal by Direct Incineration
ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA
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A second combustion-emissions test program was conducted at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, to address the feasibility for disposal of waste oil products by direct incineration. A referee waste oil, composed primarily of automotive crankcase drains, was blended into No. 2 Fuel Oil and combusted in a burner-boiler powerplant located at the messhall facility. During this steady- state combustion, the stack emissions were monitored by the U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency to define the effects of the waste oil fraction on particulate emission rates. It was noted that particulate emissions increased significantly with the addition of the waste oil component, and indications were given that waste oil stratification could be a problem.
- Air Pollution and Control