Admixture Of Used Engine Oil Blended With Kerosene As A Substitute For Industrial Fuel

Aji I.S, El-Jummah A.M, Aji M.A, N.D. Ifeanyi
2008 Zenodo  
The admixture of used engine oil blended with kerosene as a substitute for industrial fuel was experimented to determine it's viability for use as an industrial fuel in foundry workshop. Various types of industrial fuel exist, some of which include diesel containing 84.4% of carbon, 11.7% of hydrogen, 1.4% of nitrogen and 0.60% of sulphur, a boiling point of about 5500F (287.780C), of 250oF (121.110C) and it fractionated pouring temperature of 5150F(268.330C). Equipment used for the experiment
more » ... for the experiment include crucible furnace, fuel tank , inlet pipe, wire gauze, flexible hose, the injector nozzles, the electric motor blower, the delivery hose, the control knob, the mixture chamber, the combustion chamber, and the crucible pots (the excavators). Four liters of the mixture of used engine oil to kerosene at a varying ratio of 2:1, 3:2, 5:3,5:2, 3:1, 4:1, 5:1 and 6:1 was used to carry out the test. Most appropriate result of the experiment was obtained at a combination ratio of 6:1 with four liters of the mixture melting 10kg of zinc in 22 minutes.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.833682 fatcat:hhd6box6nnchrmsxjyyumyrbny