Traditionally, companies which handled oil for recycling are considered waste management companies.
RecondOil’s patented Double Separation Technology (DST) has placed us firmly as a product handling company, however. Both the Swedish EPA and the local zoning boards agree. This makes RecondOil acknowledged as something new and different.
What’s the difference? We’re just re-processing oil after all, aren’t we?
Not quite. Let’s talk about how RecondOil is slated to change the petrochemical world, one liter of oil at a time.
What happens to recycled oil?
One of two things happens to most oil which ends up being recycled.
In some cases it ends up being burned directly as a dirty fuel, or even just to get rid of the whole mess. This naturally has devastating environmental effects and doesn’t end up solving any problems other than drums full of oil.
In many cases, the oil is cleaned and then used as a burner oil. Some of this oil is even destined for reprocessing, where it will be turned into the low-grade oil which most people associate with a recycled product.
While this does help the environment a bit more than just throwing it in a fire, it’s still a process which is very much centered around waste management rather than prevention or real green technology.
DST is more than recycling
Our patented DST oil regeneration system allows oil to be used time and time again.
Currently we have oil which has been through the process over 30 times in circulation. That’s an oil which has been used time and time again, resulting in a lower environmental footprint since it doesn’t need to be replaced in the supply chain.
On top of that, the oil is restored to virgin quality and can be recycled near anywhere that a DST plant is running. With a lower ISO cleanliness code than many of the commercially available lubrication oils, our oil restoration techniques are unmatched.
It’s not just about the cleanliness of the oil, however. We’ve paired with many of the leading industrial lubricant manufacturers in order to offer the chemical packages which make an oil stand out from the competition. Detergents, anti-foaming agents, and anti-emulsion agents are all crucial for the majority of processes.
Establishing a true circular economy of oil
Oil extraction has devastating environmental results, but RecondOil’s technology is slated to reduce the amount of new oil which hits the market by creating lubricants that are not only viable but excellent in quality through our filtration tech.
The basic idea is that all of the oil which is discarded as waste is actually reusable once it’s been treated properly. For the same purpose, not simply as feedstock to bulk out crude shipments or as a fuel oil.
Imagine, if you will, the same amount of oil continuously circulating without degradation of quality over the long term.
DST removes particulate matter and moisture, of course, but it also prolongs the life of a lubricant oil almost indefinitely. With a 99%+ efficient extraction process the amount of new oil that needs to be brought in is reduced to a trickle.
It also affords convenience for the businesses local to a DST plant. Quick and efficient, it also lowers the amount of oil and emissions which is used in the traditional logistics of transporting oil. No need for long distance hauls, instead the oil can remain local and be refined time and time again.
When it comes down to it: there’s a better way for the oil economy to function than it currently does and the technology needed is already here.
With DST the lifespan of industrial oils is increased, the need for oil pulled from the ground is reduced, and everyone ends up with cleaner oil.
In the old days, oil generally degraded until it was either spilled somewhere or ended up being burnt off as waste. As a best case scenario the oil would end up as bitumen and used in asphalt surfaces.
Linear progression of oil has caused a constant demand for more extraction, more damage to the environment, and long logistics chains to get the oil where it needs to go.
With the right purification technology, namely DST, a true circular economy of oil can be attained. All with minimal input from fresh sources of oil, reducing the need and expanding the lifespan of the limited petrochemical reserves found in nature.
Product handling, not waste management
The incredible increase of cleanliness from DST has made the idea of an oil lasting for many times it’s “natural” lifespan a reality and offers advantages to everyone involved.
Our plants can custom-tailor the additives in addition to bringing oil to a whole new level of clean… even after it’s been rendered unsuitable for its original purpose.
DST doesn’t just recycle oil… it takes everything out and returns the oil to a virgin status making it safe to use time and time again. We already exist in the wild and the same oil has been re-used dozens of times during real-world applications.
Saving the environment. Reducing logistics problems. Lowering costs. Cleaner oil. We’re not just cleaning old oil enough for the next person down the line: we’re keeping the supply chain intact without the need for new oil extraction.
It’s a lot to take in, but if you’d like to see if we can assist your business then it’s time to learn more about DST.