Disposal of Oily Waste

Barrel BurnerDisposal of the collected oil and oily waste, though a closing but extremely important part of oil spill cleanup operation. Oil spill waste management is considered by local, provincial or state, and federal authorities.

Some of the spilled oil maybe recovered from oil sorbent devices (like Inkas-Sorb® Booms and Inkas-Sorb® Pads and sorbent material (like Inkas-Sorb® Bits) and reused either by reprocessing or as heating fuel.

In other cases the recovered oil is very much different from the originally spilled one. It has higher viscosity, may contain water, different debris, sand, gravel, etc. In most cases it is impossible or makes no economic sense to separate these contaminants from oil, and the entire bulk material should be disposed.

Oil sorbent devices themselves, even in the case they used several times, should be disposed in the end too.

Incineration is one of the most efficient methods of disposal for recovered oil, used oil sorbents, and debris in a relatively short time and involving not much labor force. General disadvantage of incineration is high transportation cost of the disposed material to the incinerator facility.

INKAS® Environmental Protection Ltd Supplies mobile incinerators Smart Ash, which may be used in remote locations for incineration of oily waste directly on the oil spill cleanup site.

The materials are incinerated in a 208 liter open metal drum. The waste for incineration is loaded into the drum, set alight and the lid is clamped on. There is practically no smoke or smell. The burning cycle usually lasts about 15-20 minutes. An ash residue is normally about 3%.


Smart Ash is used for burning:

  • Recovered oil
  • Used oily sorbents
  • Oily debris
  • Waste oil products
  • Wood branches
  • Lubricants
  • Domestic waste