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Discarded oil is one of the major sources of pollution. Studies have indicated that mishandling of waste oil can cause ground water pollution, soil pollution and air pollution. Waste oils are carcinogenic and therefore can be injurious to health.
Ideally, waste oil generated should be re-refined and used again. However, studies indicate that a lot waste oil is used for lubricating machines or burnt indiscriminately. Where oil is used for lubricating machines, there are possibilities that this oil finds its way into ground water when shop floors are cleaned. It has been proven that a drop of oil can contaminate a ton of groundwater.
Waste oil can also contaminate groundwater and cause soil pollution during transportation from the site where they are collected to the re-refining plant because of leakages and improper handling. Burning oil can cause air pollution, by releasing hydrocarbons and heavy metals into the air. Engine oils can also cause waste emissions in engines while in operation.
When the engine consumes oil, due primarily to contaminant-induced wear, oil enters the combustion chamber, burns with the fuel, and is pushed out with exhaust gases as particles and volatile hydrocarbons. New mineral-based lubricants have a more volatile light-end fraction and are more prone to hydrocarbon emissions. The level of exhaust emissions increases considerably over time corresponding to engine wear and deposit formation in the combustion zone. This leads not only to greater concentration of exhaust particulates, but also to a higher percentage that are unburned hydrocarbon, a by-product of oil consumption.
TOP Oil Cleaning /purification Systems can keep oils clean while the oil is in operation. By keeping oils in operation for a very long time, TOP ensures elimination of frequent oil changes. This is a sure shot way of reducing groundwater soil and air pollution, which are possibilities when oil is changed at regular intervals.