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Old 11-24-2009, 01:43 PM
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I need to know how to convert a 55 gallon drum of used engine oil and used engine coolant into pounds. Can anyone help with this please?
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:26 PM
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I need to know how to convert a 55 gallon drum of used engine oil and used engine coolant into pounds. Can anyone help with this please?
Water weighs 8.33 lb/gallon. Lubricating oil would be about 0.85 times that, 7.08 lb/gallon, or 390 lb for a 55 gallon drum (plus the drum weight).

Engine coolant is part ethylene glycol, part water. I'm guessing around 1.05 time the weight of water, but it depends on mix. Says 8.75 lb/gallon.
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convert 20 gallons of shelled corn into pounds
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:06 PM
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convert 20 gallons of shelled corn into pounds
About 120 lb. USDA says corn is 56 lb/bushel

20 gallons x 231 in³/gal x 1 bu/2150.42 in³ x 56 lb/bu = 120.3 lb

The USDA figure depends on the moisture content of the corn, but is "standard" for corn contracts.
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I need to know how to convert a 55 gallon drum of used engine oil and used engine coolant into pounds. Can anyone help with this please?
I have 265gals of chemicals I need the pounds of that chemical
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:36 AM
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I have 265gals of chemicals I need the pounds of that chemical
To help, we need the density of that chemical, or at least the substance so we can try to look it up. All conversions between weight and volume are substance-specific and require the density.
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