WASTE VEGETABLE OIL POTENTIAL IN SHOPPING MALLS OF KONYA
- 1. Selçuk University, Engineering Faculty, Environmental Engineering Department, Konya, Turkey
- 2. Department of Environmental Engineering, Konya Technical University, Konya, 42031, Turkey
Abstract: The use of vegetable oil is increased by the increase of the fast-food consumption in Turkey. About 350,000 tons of waste vegetable oil emerges every year in Turkey. Only 35,000 tons of vegetable waste oil per year is collected. If vegetable waste oil is not collected, it pollutes soil, groundwater and surface water and sewage systems. In order to prevent pollution, it is necessary to collect and recover the vegetable waste oils without harming the environment. In this study, the potential of waste vegetable oil in shopping malls of Konya and its disposal method is investigated. Collected waste vegetable oils are recovered and disposed by licensed companies.