Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Innovation in Education, Science, and Culture, ICIESC 2023, 24 October 2023, Medan, Indonesia

Research Article

Experimental Study of Used Lubricant Oil Combustion as an Alternative Energy Source

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.24-10-2023.2342045,
        author={Robert  Silaban and Janter Pangaduan Simanjuntak and Firdaus  Firdaus and Izwar  Lubis and Lisa Melvi Ginting},
        title={Experimental Study of Used Lubricant Oil Combustion  as an Alternative Energy Source},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Innovation in Education, Science, and Culture, ICIESC 2023, 24 October 2023, Medan, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICIESC},
        year={2024},
        month={1},
        keywords={hazardous waste used lubricant oil combustion stove air distributor thermal energy},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-10-2023.2342045}
    }
    
  • Robert Silaban
    Janter Pangaduan Simanjuntak
    Firdaus Firdaus
    Izwar Lubis
    Lisa Melvi Ginting
    Year: 2024
    Experimental Study of Used Lubricant Oil Combustion as an Alternative Energy Source
    ICIESC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-10-2023.2342045
Robert Silaban1,*, Janter Pangaduan Simanjuntak1, Firdaus Firdaus1, Izwar Lubis1, Lisa Melvi Ginting1
  • 1: Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Negeri Medan, Jl. Willem Iskandar Psr. V. Medan Estate, Medan 20221, North Sumatera, Indonesia
*Contact email: robertsilaban62@gmail.com

Abstract

Liquid waste such as used lubricating oil (ULO) is a very dangerous environmental polluting material. However, this waste can be used as an alternative energy source by burning directly because the basic material of this material is hydrocarbons such as petroleum in general. This article reports a study of the direct combustion of used oil using a simple stove. ULO was fed into the stove which has an internal air distributor. The air combustion needed was given through a blower and controlled using an airflow meter. A handheld thermometer was used to measure the temperature of the fire. The data were plotted in a graph and can be understood easily. The results showed that a higher combustion temperature of 900oC can be produced during combustion. The observations show that the pollution produced is still within the limit of government regulations. This study's results showed that ULO can be an alternative energy source.