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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Boundary friction in liquid and dry film biobased lubricants

Author
item Biresaw, Girma

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 22, 2007
Publication Date: November 22, 2007
Citation: Biresaw, G. 2007. Boundary friction in liquid and dry film biobased lubricants [abstract]. International Tribology Conference - BALTTRIB 2007. p. 17.

Technical Abstract: Farm-based raw materials such as fats, seed oils, starches, proteins, and gums can be subjected to various degrees of processing to make them suitable for use in lubrication. The resulting biobased ingredients are then blended with each other and/or with synthetic ingredients to formulate lubricants for various applications. Proper performance under boundary conditions is an important criterion for a successful application of biobased ingredients in lubricant formulations. This is due to the fact that most lubrication processes of commercial interest occur under mixed-film conditions, where boundary lubrication characteristics have major influence. This work will discuss the investigation into the boundary friction properties of biobased ingredients derived from fats, oils, and starches. These ingredients were obtained by subjecting farm products to various degrees of processing. These ingredients are of interest in the development of liquid and dry film biobased lubricants.

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