Regeneration of used lubricating oil as a source of energy

  • A. T. Abdulrahim
  • K. B. Highina
  • M. L. Usman


Conservation of natural resources by refining used lubricating oil was attempted in this work. Used lubricating oil was purified and distilled. The distillates obtained were divided into two temperature ranges of 60 - 210°C and 210 - 310°C. Analyses of the physicochemical properties of the two samples revealed that they have similar properties with gasoline and diesel fuels respectively. This result shows that used lubricating oils, which are usually regarded as waste, can be regenerated to obtain useful hydrocarbons that can be used as fuels to power internal combustion engines

Oct 1, 2001
How to Cite
ABDULRAHIM, A. T.; HIGHINA, K. B.; USMAN, M. L.. Regeneration of used lubricating oil as a source of energy. Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment, [S.l.], v. 3, p. 32-38, oct. 2001. ISSN 2545-5818. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 17 aug. 2017.