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Uses of Waste Diesel That You Should Know

Dec 22nd 2015 at 10:14 PM

Government and non-government organizations have put in place measures to promote sustainable use of natural resources. Oil is one of the widely used natural resources that should be well taken off to ensure that the current reservoirs are not depleted. If that happens the future generations will have to rely on other sources of energy.

Unlike organic waste, fuel oil cannot be broken down by microorganism and so it can cause massive soil and water pollution. For instance, oil spillages in Middle East are known to cause serious damage to both the soil and water ecosystem. Hence, the is a need to come up with new ways of recycling waste oil to safeguard the planet resources.

Here are some smart uses of using it without compromising the integrity of the environment.

Lubricant

Friction has a negative effect on the durability and efficiency of machines that have internal moving parts. One of the best ways of reducing friction is through lubrication. Unfortunately, most of the commercial lubricants are very expensive and so most people cannot afford them. Luckily, you can use the waste red diesel as a lubricant. However, the oil has to be re-refined to avoid compromising the functionalism of the machine. For instance, using waste oil that contains iron filings can cause rusting. Doing this will save you money and time for other income generating activities.

Industrial Burner

If you have a large warehouse and rely on burners to light it up during the night, you can save hundreds of dollars that you would have spent on gasoline by using the waste oil in the burner. However, you will need to first filter it to get rid of debris and other contaminants that can affect the quality of the flame. Note that some flammable contaminants in the oil can lead to a fire accident.

Treat Timber

The integrity of the wooden structures in your farm or landscape is dependent on the resilience of the timber as it is prone to numerous destructive external factors such as termites. One of the guaranteed ways of enhancing durability of the timber is by applying the waste oil evenly on their surfaces using a cloth. Be sure to wear gloves to protect your hands from any contaminants that might be present in the oil.

Detaching Items from Moulds

If you are in the business of making moldings in your farm, you probably encounter problems when trying to remove the final product from the mouldings. You can use the waste oil to release the products easily. Other things that you can detach from the moulds using the oil include concrete and metallic products.

Indeed, there are many alternative uses of waste oil. However, it is recommendable to have a designated waste oil collection container to ensure that all the oil collected from the vehicles is not accidentally spilled on the ground. More importantly, store it in a shelter to prevent further contamination before you start the re-refining process.

For more information please visit: waste oil collection

 

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