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Elemental Analysis in Waste Oil Recovery and Recycling

Nov 12 2015 Read 1110 Times

Huge quantities of waste oil and related wastes are generated each year. Properly collected and processed, these wastes can be a valuable energy source or be refined to produce usable products such as new lubricating oil. However waste oil is usually contaminated, because of its previous use, with water and other liquids, halogens and other elements including heavy metals. In most countries it is regarded as potentially hazardous waste and must be handled, processed and stored appropriately. Its transport, storage and ultimate uses are governed by a variety of direct and indirect national and international legislation and industry standards. A worldwide specialist industry has developed to collect, transport and process waste oil and to market the products derived from it. Elemental analysis is an essential part of the environmental protection and quality control procedures associated with the recycling of waste oil. The two analytical techniques most frequently used for elemental analysis in this industry are Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (ED-XRF) spectrometry and Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES).

The White Paper 'Elemental Analysis in Waste Oil Recovery and Recycling' describes these techniques and how the range of instruments from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments meets the current and future requirements for elemental analysis in the waste oil recycling industry.

You can download the White Paper here (section 'White Paper', registration required).

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