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Title: Multi-fuel combustion technology for water heating with waste oil
Authors: Lindstrom, Joel.
Lux, Scott M.
Keywords: Vegetable oils
Recycling (Waste; etc.)
Waste products
Vegetable oils as fuel
Water heaters
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (Alaska)
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CERL TR-18-21
Abstract: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), AK generates several thousand gallons of used vegetable oil (UVO) annually and expends over $10,000 annually to dispose of this waste. Shipping excess UVO over long distances for processing is both expensive and wasteful, when it would be more efficient, economical, and effective to use UVO on site as a fuel to heat water. The Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) and JBER began collaborating in December 2008 to investigate a solution to maximize the benefit of a 4000-gal annual production of UVO into a value-added commodity. This Phase II effort was undertaken to further develop and demonstrate the concept of using the UVO resource by using UVO as fuel for an advanced, multi-fuel water heater that would preheat domestic water entering the existing steam-water heating system in the building that houses the primary dining facility. This work designed a low maintenance UVO filtration and oil-burning system to support an opportunity assessment and pilot-scale implementation for the treatment and salvaging of UVO as a heating fuel at JBER.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CERL TR-18-21
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 56 pages / 2.573 Mb
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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