Biobased lubricants and greases : technology and products / Lou A.T. Honary, Erwin Richter.
By: Honary, Lou A. T.
Contributor(s): Richter, Erwin William.Material type: BookSeries: Tribology in practice series: Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2011Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780470971956; 0470971959; 9780470971963; 0470971967.Subject(s): Vegetable oils as fuel | Lubricating oils -- Biocompatibility | Plant biotechnology | Biomass energy | Lubricating oils -- Biocompatibility | Engineering | Chemical engineering | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- PetroleumGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Biobased lubricants and greases.DDC classification: 665.5/385 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Front Matter -- Colour Plates -- Historical Development of Vegetable Oil-Based Lubricants -- Chemistry of Lubricants -- Petroleum-Based Lubricants -- Plant Oils -- Synthetic Based Lubricants: Petroleum-Derived and Vegetable Oil-Derived -- Genetic Modification and Industrial Crops -- Biobased Lubricants Technology -- Performance Properties of Industrial Lubricants -- Biobased and Petroleum-Based Greases -- Factors Affecting the Environment -- List of Useful Organizations -- Useful Test Methods -- Glossary -- Index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Due to the rise in petroleum prices as well as increasing environmental concerns, there is a need to develop biochemicals and bioproducts that offer realistic alternatives to their traditional counterparts; this book will address the lack of a centralized resource of information on lubricants and greases from renewable sources, and will be useful to a wide audience in industry and academia. It is based on 20 years of research and development at the UNI-NABL Center, and discusses the various types of vegetable oils available, comparing their characteristics, properties and benefits against thos.