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Main Title Automotive and heavy-duty engine coolant recycling by distillation : technology evaluation report /
Author Gavasker, Arun R. ; Gavaskar, A. R. ; Olfenbuttel, R. E. ; Jones, J. A.
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Author Title of a Work
Olfenbuttel, Robert F.
Jones, Jody A.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Div., OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-92/024; EPA-68-CO-0003
Stock Number PB92-153444
Subjects Automobiles--Motors--Cooling systems ; Recycling (Waste, etc)
Additional Subjects Motor vehicle engines ; Cooling systems ; Waste recycling ; Coolants ; Automobiles ; Heavy duty vehicles ; Distillation ; Economic analysis ; Quality ; Product development ; Waste minimization ; Source reduction
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NTIS  PB92-153444 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 80 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The evaluation addresses the product quality, waste reduction, and economic issues involved in recycling automotive and heavy-duty engine coolants for a facility such as the New Jersey Department of Transportation garage in Ewing, New Jersey. The specific recycling evaluated is based on the technology of distillation. Coolant recycling was found to have good potential as a means of waste reduction and cost saving with a return on investment of greater than 300% in the first year. Product quality was evaluated by conducting selected performance tests recommended in ASTM D 3306 and ASTM D 4985 standards, and by chemical characterization of the spent, recycled, and virgin coolants. A good product quality of the recycled coolant was also achieved by the unit. Boiling, freezing, and corrosion resistance functions of the coolant were restored and contaminant levels were considerably reduced.
"March 1992." Includes bibliographical references (p. 52). Microfiche.