KMPS Supports Greenfield Re-Refinery Project With Extraction & Distillation Technology
Koch Modular provides extraction and distillation technology in support of greenfield Re-Refinery project for Recycling Used Motor Oil to Produce Higher Grade Base Oils. “The extraction step principally removes color bodies and improves certain physical properties, such as viscosity,” says @Wendy Parker, vice president of process engineering and pilot testing at KMPS.
Front-end engineering design (FEED) is underway for a facility designed to de-contaminate and upgrade used motor oil from passenger vehicles into a higher-value product mix of base oils than is currently possible with existing motor-oil recycling processes, and in a way that lowers capital and operating costs compared to current processes.
The project is being undertaken by RegenIII, a technology developer focused on re-refining used motor oils, and is supported by Koch Modular Process Systems, which developed extraction and distillation technologies used in the process and will ultimately deliver modularized pre-fabricated process systems to the site.