d. Dehydrating. Water will generally settle out of the products if they are allowed to stand undisturbed
for a few days for lighter products or a week or more for heavier products. Water is then bled off via the water
draw-off valve. Water can also be extracted by using a filter/separator.
e. Filtering. Filter/separators with standard DOD filters are highly effective in removing water and solid
contaminates. Quality checks for water and sediment are required downstream of the filter/separator. Element
change criteria include product quality checks.
f. Inhibiting. This is the reintroduction of lost additives to the product. This can be done with most
additives. If the additive content of the product falls below use limits, more of the same type of additives can be
introduced to the product to bring it up to use levels. An example is the FSII content of 500 gallons of JP8 has
fallen to .025 percent. Enough FSII is added to the P8 to bring the FSII content up to .05 percent, the use limit for
FSII content. The JP8 is then slated for immediate consumption.
g. Disposal. Disposal is the least preferred method of disposition. The military service will get no use
at all from the product. This means it costs money to buy the product and then more money to dispose of it. This
wastes money that could be used elsewhere. A product must be disposed of IAW with all pertinent DOD, service
branch, and EPA regulations. Improper disposal/use of the product could result in fines being levied or jail
sentences for involved parties.