Sorbent: A solid substance with properties to absorb and retain water and other contaminants found in oils and hydraulic fluids. It is used in modern equipment for industrial oil purification and regeneration. These materials have high absorbent properties that are greatly valued when used in cleaning systems. Another advantage of the sorbent is its ability to be recovered and be re-used. Sorbent regeneration therefore, was a major factor that firmly cemented its place as part of modern high-tech oil purification equipment.
Methods for sorbent reactivation are classified as follows: (1) Thermal (temperature <500°C/932°F), (2) heated (temperature 100°C/212°F-1400°C/2552°F), (3) chemical, (4) electrochemical granulation and (5) biological. Heated, chemical and biological sorbent regeneration is performed without removing the sorbent from the sorbent blocks while thermal is performed without the use of adsorbers.
There are separate units that make automatic sorbent reactivation possible. The most logical and cost effective thing to do is to use equipment that includes an automatic sorbent reactivation procedure as a part of the regeneration process for the used oils and hydraulic fluids. Automatic, sorbent reactivation does not interrupt the regeneration operation and allows for a single independent closed cycle that is more efficient and cost effective.
GlobeCore’s wide range of models were created specifically to regenerate waste oil based on the the most advanced adsorption methods. The GlobeCore CMM-R line of equipment is capable of returning used oils and hydraulic fluids back to their original new like condition. Much to the joy of our clients, GlobeCore equipment that uses multiple units of sorbent cartridges can accomplish sorbent reactivation the following way:
The cleaning and purification process of waste oil depends on the connection between the oil-filled unit and the degassing, regeneration, and inhibitor blocks that make up the regeneration system of the CMM-R equipment line. During the regeneration process, the oil is heated and filtered in a decontamination unit and is then fed to a regeneration block. Regenerated oil is returned to the vacuum column in the degassing block, where under the influence of strong vacuum pressure and temperature, the gas is removed and the oil passes through the final filtration stage.
After the oil passes through the regeneration unit, the CMM-R unit then goes into the automatic sorbent reactivation mode. Sorbent reactivation does not interrupt the oil regeneration process and the oil is purified in a degassing unit. Automatic sorbent reactivation allows for high quality and cost efficient oil purification due to the constant reactivation of the sorbent materials.
The Regeneration Unit has several a containers that are half filled with sorbent material. The lower part of the module consists of a rubber sleeve and bottom cover, through which the vacuum process, regenerated oil selection, and feeding of waste sorbent all take place.
Sorbent regeneration belongs in the category of modern patented technologies. The exact formula of the sorbent cleaner process is a trade secret, but the whole process of regeneration utilizing sorbent reactivation can demonstrated and viewed at the GlobeCore facility upon request.