oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Recycling oils, reducing impacts

Volume 13, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Extracted from text ... SIVIELE INGENIEURSWESE ? AUGUSTUS 2005 18 ENGINEERING WORKS, particularly capital- intensive projects, consume oils and grease at rates that are incomprehensible to the ordinary person. One major South African- based mining fi rm alone consumed 5, 8 million litres of oils and 280 000 kilograms of grease in 2004. Even the smallest civil engineering contractor, with a solitary tired TLB, makes use of an occasional oil change. But where does this lake of hydrocarbons all end up? Consulting engineers dealing with local environmental legislation com- monly come across, or indeed generate state- ments in environmental management plans such as: Hazardous ..

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