VEGETABLE OIL AND MOTOR OIL
ADSORPTION CAPACITY ANALYSIS BY WEIGHT

Tests were performed on ADsorb-it® sorbent media to determine it’s capacity to adsorb oils

METHOD

The tests were performed using guidelines described in ASTM Method F726-81, “Sorbent Performance of Adsorbents”. This test method measures the maximum adsorption of oils and floating immiscible liquids. The materials tested were representative samples of ADsorb-it® bulk material. The oils used were 30W motor oil and a liquid vegetable oil. Three replicates were performed for each type of oil.

RESULTS

Vegetable Oil - ADsorb-it® adsorbed approximately 17 times it’s weight in vegetable oil.

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30W Motor Oil - ADsorb-it® adsorbed approximately 20 times it’s weight in motor oil.

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CONCLUSIONS

The bulk ADsorb-it® materials’ adsorption capacity: Approximately 17 times it’s weight in vegetable oil and 20 times it’s weight in motor oil.

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