Industrial lubricating oils that we find in vehicles and machinery are one of the most polluting types of waste, as well as one of the most ubiquitous.
May 2019, web copywriter
Its impact on the environment and on the health is potentially high, as it can affect us through water, earth and air:
A single litre of used oil can contaminate up to one million litres of water, the presence of toxic substances and heavy metals such as lead, chlorine, phosphorus or sulphur in these oils means that their combustion leads to the emission of toxic gases, and their discharge can alter the biological and chemical activity of soil, as well as affecting its fertility and harming surface and underground water currents, with the implications all this has for flora and fauna.
The recovery, recycling and regeneration of these oils are, therefore, key to reduce their environmental impact.
According to data published by SIGAUS (Sistema de gestión de aceites industriales en España) – an industrial oil management system in Spain – for every ton of used oil that’s regenerated, 3 tons of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere are avoided.
In Sertego we know how important working with these oils to reduce their impact is, and we do so through recovery, recycling and regeneration processes.
Lubricating industrial oils are highly polluting, and their presence in almost every environment means they generate a high amount of waste, but they also have high recovery capacity. A good example of this are the three regenerated lubricant bases that Sertego obtains from used industrial oils.
It’s a way of contributing to reducing this waste and caring for our environment.