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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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DEVELOPMENT OF A CRUCIBLE FURNACE FIRED WITH SPENT ENGINE OIL USING LOCALLY SOURCED MATERIALS


Volume 13, Issue 2, October 2015, Pages 281–288

 DEVELOPMENT OF A CRUCIBLE FURNACE FIRED WITH SPENT ENGINE OIL USING LOCALLY SOURCED MATERIALS

A. A. Olalere1, O. A. Dahunsi2, M. A. Akintunde3, and M. O. Tanimola4

1 Mechanical Engineering Department, The Federal University of Technology, P. M. B. 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
2 Mechanical Engineering Department, The Federal University of Technology, P. M. B. 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
3 Mechanical Engineering Department, The Federal University of Technology, P. M. B. 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
4 Civil Engineering Department, The Federal University of Technology, P. M. B. 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

Original language: English

Received 23 April 2015

Copyright © 2015 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The developed crucible furnace has the capacity to melts 30 kg of Al-Si alloy scraps in 20 minutes during which 7 litres of spent engine oil was used up at a flow rate of 5.833 x 10-6 m3/sec. The overall thermal efficiency of the developed crucible furnace was 46.74% on its performace evaluation. Its operating cost is cheaper since, spent engine oil is relatively available and the incessant increment in the price of fossil fuel will no longer have effects on the production costs. The performance of the equipment is better than the traditional ways of non-ferrous metals recycling exercise and its adequate implants for conversion of waste engine oil and Al-Si alloy scraps to wealth.

Author Keywords: crucible, furnace, Al-Si alloy, spent engine oil, thermal, efficiency, performance.


How to Cite this Article


A. A. Olalere, O. A. Dahunsi, M. A. Akintunde, and M. O. Tanimola, “DEVELOPMENT OF A CRUCIBLE FURNACE FIRED WITH SPENT ENGINE OIL USING LOCALLY SOURCED MATERIALS,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 281–288, October 2015.