Biolubricants. Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy
- ID: 2719480
- December 2012
- 944 Pages
- Elsevier Science and Technology
Lubricants are essential in engineering, however more sustainable formulations are needed to avoid adverse effects on the ecosystem. Bio-based lubricant formulations present a promising solution. Biolubricants: Science and technology is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and timely review of this important subject.
Initial chapters address the principles of lubrication, before systematically reviewing fossil and bio-based feedstock resources for biodegradable lubricants. Further chapters describe catalytic, (bio) chemical functionalisation processes for transformation of feedstocks into commercial products, product development, relevant legislation, life cycle assessment, major product groups and specific performance criteria in all major applications. Final chapters consider markets for biolubricants, issues to consider when selecting and using a lubricant, lubricant disposal and future trends.
With its distinguished authors, Biolubricants: Science and technology is a comprehensive reference for an industrial audience of oil formulators and lubrication engineers, as well as researchers and academics with an interest in the subject. It provides an essential overview of scientific and technological developments enabling the cost-effective improvement of biolubricants, something that is crucial for the green future of the lubricant industry.
- A comprehensive, interdisciplinary and timely review of bio-based lubricant formulations
- Addresses the principles of lubrication
- Reviews fossil and bio-based feedstock resources for biodegradable lubricants
Principles of lubrication
Lubricants: Properties and characteristics
The transition from reliance on fossil resources to biomass valorisation
Renewable feedstocks for lubricant production
Chemical transformations of renewable lubricant feedstocks
Formulating lubricating oils
Quality assurance of biolubricants
Legislation of relevance to lubricants
Biolubricant product development
Environmental life-cycle assessment (LCA) of lubricants
Biolubricant product groups and technological applications
Markets for biolubricants
Lubricant use and disposal
Advanced lubricant fluids
Epilogue: The outlook for biolubricant science and technology.
Bart, J C J
Jan C. J. Bart is a Full Professor of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Messina, Italy.
Stefano Cavallaro is an Associate Professor of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Messina, Italy.
Emanuele Gucciardi is a Post-doctor researcher at the ZSW (Zentrum für Sonnenenergie-und Wasserstoff-Forschung) of Ulm, Germany.