I recently realized that I've never documented the process that we (mainly Russ) goes thru to make it possible for us to drive a car the runs on waste vegetable oil (WVO). So here it is....
|Step 1: Using air compressor, make sure vacuum has|
been created in tank that is hooked up to vehicle.
|Step 2: Find WVO (waste vegetable oil- from restaurants that|
use a fryer) and suck decent looking oil out of container.
|Step 3- transfer oil to barrel for stage 1 of settling.|
The settling process is important to let
water/bad oil separate from the good oil.
|Note: In the settling process the good oil separates from|
the bad oil. What we see in this jug is the amber color
and the creamy color. We want the amber color.
|Step 4: Good oil (amber colored) is transfer to this barrel|
where it is heated and sent thru the centrifuge.
|This is the centrifuge. The particulate matter that is in the oil is|
spun out into a holding area letting only the good oil fall
back thru into the tank.
|Step 5: The clean oil is then transfered to this|
barrel for further settling.
|Step 6: Final storage until it is needs to be used.|
|Step 7: This is how we get it from the big tank to the|
heated tank that sits in the trunk of our car.
|If only that meant the process was done! Step 8: All of the bad oil|
has to be removed from the situation to make room for new WVO
to be processed. So it is sucked into the trailered
tank to be disposed of.