Separating Used Oil Using Filtration & Ceramic Zeolite
Posted on 2nd March 2022
The increasing growth of motor vehicles is in line with the large demand for vehicle lubricants needed to run the vehicle properly, the required oil must always be replaced at a certain time, and will leave unused or waste used oil. used oil is a class of hazardous and toxic waste,- because used oil can damage the environment such as if used oil enters the soil and the soil will become barren and will lose its nutrients, while the nature of used oil which cannot dissolve in water will cause damage to the water ecosystem, and used oil has hydrocarbon compounds that cause the used oil to be flammable.
Used oil is a liquid waste that comes from the use of motorcycle engines, cars, and other motorized machines. Used oil has hydrocarbon compounds, a hazardous and toxic waste material, when the engine is moved or turned on the engine will move and will experience friction on the metal which will cause a particle release process, in a state of particle release it is usually called thirsty in the machine. This can cause the motor engine to quickly break down.
Filtration is a method of cleaning particles by passing them through a filtering medium, particles having a size > of the membrane pores will be retained, while particles < of the membrane pores will penetrate the membrane wall. In the filtration process several steps must be carried out as follows:
First, do the heated process using a heater with a temperature of 40 Degrees Celsius for running.
Second, used oil must be treated with primary treatment, to reduce impurities, this process can use bentonite.
Third, used oil goes through a filter made from silica sand.
Fourth, used oil through zeolite-based filtration, the used oil is input into the filtration from above, then with the gravitational force, the used oil will flow down through the zeolite section as a filter aimed at separating the metals contained in the used oil. The more filter media, the better the filtration results. The advantages of zeolite in various fields have been described in the previous article. If you don’t mind check out our full article on the Nusagri blog.w