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Recycling used automotive oil filters.

Authors
Peaslee KD
Source
J Met 1994 Feb; 46(2):44-46
NIOSHTIC No.
10005009
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.
Keywords
Hazardous waste; Recycling; Motor vehicle parts; Filters; Filter materials; Ferrous metals; Iron; Toxic materials; Metals; Author Keywords: Hazardous Waste; Ferrous Scrap; Ardous Waste; Toxicity Characteristic; Filter Preparation
CODEN
JOMTAA
Publication Date
19940201
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1994
Identifying No.
OP 49-94
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0148-6608
Source Name
Journal of Metals
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