Adsorption/Absorption Capacity: Motor Oil and Vegetable Oil

Introduction-  Tests were performed on X-TEX sorbent media to determine its capacity to sorb 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 X-TEX bulk material. The oils used were 30W motor oil and a liquid vegetable oil. Three replicates were performed for each type of oil.


Results

Table 1 – Vegetable Oil
Replicates
Xextex (gm)
Oil (gm)
Oil/Xextex
Xextex Bulk 1 3.71 59.65 16.1x
Bulk 2 3.45 59.25 17.2x
Bulk 3 4.03 71.53 17.7x
Table 2 – Motor Oil – 30W
Replicates
Xextex (gm)
Oil (gm)
Oil/Xextex
Xextex Bulk 1 3.44 70.17 20.4x
Bulk 2 3.3 72.33 21.9x
Bulk 3 3.46 69.1 20.0x

Conclusions- The bulk material adsorbed 17 times its weight in vegetable oil and 21 times its weight in motor oil.

 

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