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Main Title Mobile on-site recycling of metalworking fluids /
Author Gavaskar, A. R. ; Olfenbuttel, R. F. ; Jones, J. A.
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Gavaskar, A. R.
Olfenbuttel, Robert F.
Jones, Jody A.
CORP Author Battelle, Columbus, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/R-93/114; EPA-68-CO-0003
Stock Number PB93-216562
Subjects Metals--Recycling ; Metalworking industries--Waste disposal ; Metal wastes
Additional Subjects Recycling ; Metal working ; Cutting fluids ; Field tests ; Pasteurizing ; Centrifuging ; Filtration ; Technology assessment ; Mobile equipment ; Waste recycling
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NTIS  PB93-216562 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 53 unnumbered pages ; 28 cm
Product quality, waste reduction, and economic issues were evaluated for a technology designed to recycle metalworking fluids. Emulsion-type fluids were tested at two sites and a synthetic fluid was tested at a third site. The specific recycling unit evaluated is based on the technology of filtration, pasteurization, and centrifugation. This recycling unit is mounted on a truck which goes from site to site, performing the recycling at each customer location. The customer is charged a fixed fee for the service. Metalworking fluid recycling was found to have good potential as a means of waste reduction and cost savings. The product quality achieved by this unit was evaluated by conducting performance tests and by chemical characterization of the spent, recycled and virgin fluids. Performance tests included tests for corrosion resistance, emulsion stability, foaming resistance lubricity and biological resistance.
"Prepared for: Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH." "July 1993." Sponsored by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. "EPA/600/R-93/114." Microfiche.