Waste oil has traditionally been disposed of by:
Illegal dumping of waste oil down sewers
Burning untreated waste oil
Burning waste oil that is blended with fuel oil
Processing it into burner fuel
Traditional Versus True Waste Oil Recycling
Traditional Waste Oil Recycling
True Waste Oil Recycling
Waste oil should not be used as a fuel oil, as incineration creates severe atmospheric pollution with traces of hazardous materials like lead, cadmium, nickel, chromium, zinc and other chemical compositions being released into the atmosphere.
Unfortunately in RSA, legislation has not yet been implemented to prevent burning which releases harmful emissions such as lead, cadmium, nickel, chromium, zinc and other chemical constituents into the atmosphere.
We supply the longest operating lubricating oil recycling (re-refining) plant in South Africa. This plant actually recycles waste lubricating oil back to its original condition meeting all international lubricant standards. The plant is continuously being modernised and upgraded to meet legislative requirements.
A Scarce Commodity
As there is only 2 – 3 % lubricating oil in a barrel of crude oil this is becoming a scarce commodity, however all of the above methods of disposing of waste oil destroy the valuable lubricating oil constituent.