Handling marine oil
Marpol is one of the most complex waste oils around. It ends up being an extremely complex emulsion of oil, water, detergents and particulate matter which simply don’t find their way into most waste oils.
Due to this uniquely challenging position, RecondOil was commissioned to create a plant from the ground up for the purification and recycling of this oil into usable material. This is where the Slop oil recovery technology comes into play.
By cleaning oil down to the nano-particulate level, recovery can be attained at previously unheard of levels.
And, more than just an idea, this process is currently taking place in the plant built for Ragn-Sells usage.
The full plant has been online for a year and a half at the current date and is still going strong, with the promises made being met on a daily basis.
Fred Sundström - Founder RecondOil
The plans for the facility included some big promises, and they’ve come to fruition as the plant has continued to operate for the past eighteen months.
The waste generated during filtration has remained easy to transport, consisting of water and a dry sludge which is easy and safe to transport. The oil fraction which remains is less than 2% water, the water meets the less than 15ppm standard set internationally, and it’s made a simple thing of a previously complicated process.
The oil which remains is usable as heating oil, and further purification can still be attained for more specialized purposes through the utilization of the same machinery which cleans it in the first place.
@RagnSells_AB and @RecondOil appear to be paving the way to a truly circular economy of oil. #RecondOil #CircularEconomy
It’s a big win for recycling in general, and proves that almost total reclamation of marine slop oil is a real possibility. It also opens up the avenue for the recycling of other complex emulsions as they emerge, with the ability for all of it to be used time and time again.
On top of all of this, the plant has increased efficiency and can process larger amounts of slop at a faster rate than was achieved previously.
Another win for RecondOil
Since the plant has been in operation for an extended period, it’s just further proof of the simple fact that the Slop oil recovery technology has world-changing potential.
In addition to delivering on their promises, the plant has also proved that far from being just a concept, Slop oil recovery works in the real world and continues to deliver results.
What the future holds for both companies is up in the air, but as long as there is cooperation and innovation Ragn-Sells and RecondOil appear to be paving the way to a truly circular economy of oil, as well as a brighter and greener future for waste management as a whole.