Burning for Energy Recovery

 Used oil can be thermally destroyed by incineration or combusted for energy utilization,Due to the economic benefit of recycling used oil,only a very small quantity of used oil is currently incinerated.The used oil that is incinerated generally has high concentrations of toxic contaminants that make recycling impractical or unsafe.Burning used oil is to utilize oil `s heating value and reduces the consumption of the non-renewable fossil fuels.It can create significant environmental problems however,by releasing major and trace elements and organic contaminants to the atmosphere.Proper flue gas pollution control equipment should be equipped with the cement kilns or industrial utility boilers to minimize this problem.Otherwise only the used oil that meets specified standards for maximum contaminant levels and minimum heating values can be burned,all used oil collectors for the purpose of resale as fuel must document whether or not the waste meets standards as outlined.

EPA has to regular used oil burning because toxic contaminants can end up in smoke and ashes.A service station,country garage or other small site user does not need a regulatory permit for burning used oil.