Title

Recycling Used Automotive Oil Filters

Editor(s)

Byko, Maureen

Abstract

Over 400 million used automotive oil filters are discarded in the United States each year, most of which are disposed of in landfills wasting valuable resources and risking contamination of ground- and surface-water supplies. This article summarizes U.S. bureau of Mines research evaluating scrap prepared from used automotive oil filters. Experimental results show that crushed and drained oil filters have a bulk density that is higher than many typical scrap grades, a chemical analysis low in residual elements (except tin due to use of tin plate in filters), and an overall yield, oil-filter scrap to cast steel, of 76% to 85%, depending on the method used to prepare the scrap.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Materials Science-General; Engineering-General; Chemistry/Food Science-General; Physics-General; Environmental-General; Earth Sciences-General

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1994 Springer Verlag, All rights reserved.


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