Accession Number : ADA291912

Title :   Advanced Lubricant Segregation Capability for Prototype Oil Collection Facility. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb 93-1 Feb 94,

Corporate Author : DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Kauffman, Robert E. ; Sqrow, Larry ; Swartzbaugh, Joseph T. ; Wolf, J. D.

PDF Url : ADA291912

Report Date : AUG 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : Studies performed for the Air Force have shown that used oils collected at central collection stations can easily be contaminated by personnel improperly disposing of other materials such as fuels, mineral oil lubricants, silicon oils, hydraulic fluids. This study was performed by the University of Dayton Research Institute to identify and develop sensors that are capable of screening used aircraft engine oils for contaminants such as halogenated and nonhalogenated solvents, fuels, aqueous solutions, and automotive engine oils. The developed sensors were then incorporated into flow-through device. A computer-controlled system is connected to evaluate the sensors capabilities to detect contaminants and degraded oils in used aircraft engine oils entering waste dumps and 55- gallon drums. The success of this development will enable the Air Force to segregate the collected used oils and fluids into well-known composition. This, in turn, will enable the Air Force to sell the waste oils and fluids to reprocessors to increase the economic and environmental benefits of the waste management program. jg

Descriptors :   *CONTAMINATION, *OILS, *LUBRICANTS, *AIRCRAFT ENGINE OILS, STATIONS, AIR FORCE, ENVIRONMENTS, DETECTORS, ECONOMICS, SOLUTIONS(MIXTURES), WATER, FACILITIES, PROTOTYPES, FUELS, SILICON, ENGINES, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, CONTAINERS, WASTE DISPOSAL, WASTE MANAGEMENT, MINERAL OILS, COLLECTION, AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS, HYDRAULIC FLUIDS.

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE