View Full Version : Regenerating GFO

03/05/2013, 03:52 PM
I was just wondering how long gfo can sit in lye? I was regenerating some gfo and the maxi jet impeller broke so the gfo has been sitting in a reactor with lye for two weeks. If I flush the reactor with ro/di well it be still ok to use?

03/05/2013, 11:13 PM
If the GFO still has enough structural integrity, it'll be okay. It might fall apart fairly easily at this point. I'm not enough of a chemist to know, and the strength of the solution and the amount per unit volume of GFO might matter a lot.

03/05/2013, 11:35 PM
It might turn to dust but if not the time in lye will just park more oxide on it ;a good thing.

03/06/2013, 12:09 AM
Ok thanks. I'll squeeze a piece between my fingers and see if the granules aren't mushy.

03/06/2013, 05:05 AM
Be sure to rinse it thorughly first.