Corpus Christi Army Depot
In November of 1992 a system was designed to reduce the amount of off-set transfers of generated waste lube oils. Three mobile recovery units were installed to recycle and extend the life of lubrication oils.
This process was designed to purify and remove dirt, solids, and moisture from process machines during their actual productive use and without shutdown. The machine and lube oil life increased up to 3 fold.
The waste oil reclamation unit decreased hazardous materials generation through the internal recycling of media.
Details of Reductions
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The initial capital cost was $88,000 with a savings of $20,000 annually. The savings are due to lower operating costs, the reuse of waste oil, the increased life of the machine, and the reduction of costs associated with used oil regulations. The payback period is 4 years.
The Zero Waste Network is one of eight Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange P2RxCenters , serving as a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest). We are a proud member of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable.