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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Biobased Metalworking Lubricants

Author
item Biresaw, Girma

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: October 9, 2002
Publication Date: October 9, 2002
Citation: BIRESAW, G. BIOBASED METALWORKING LUBRICANTS PROCEEDINGS OF THIRD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FUELS & LUBRICANTS. 2002. p. 1-6.

Technical Abstract: Metalworking lubricants must allow the manufacture of acceptable products at competitive cost without causing harm to operators or the environment. One way of attaining such a goal is through the use of biobased raw materials in lubricant formulations. Biobased materials are generally non-toxic, easily biodegradable, and abundantly available from renewable agricultural sources. However, successful application of biobased materials in lubrication requires a thorough understanding of the tribochemical properties of agricultural products. Recent studies have shown that biobased lubricants comprising of starch and vegetable oils have promising lubrication properties. In this paper, we discuss our investigation into the effect of lubricant film thickness on the friction and wear properties of starch-vegetable oil metalworking lubricants.

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