Tribochemistry of Lubricating Oils

Tribochemistry of Lubricating Oils

Audio Tribology and Interface Engineering

By (author) Zenon Pawlak

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  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
  • Format: Audio | 382 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 241mm x 20mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 2 December 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0444512969
  • ISBN 13: 9780444512963
  • Illustrations note: bibliog references, index

Product description

KEY FEATURES: Assists scientists, engineers and researchers in the development of a new high performance lubricant An essential review of the state of knowledge in tribochemistry. The first book published related to tribochemistry oils DESCRIPTION: This latest title takes a new and unconventional look at engine oil as a micellar system. It is the first book of its kind to focus on the tribochemistry of oils and is thus an essential resource to practicing scientists and engineers in the petroleum industry and to all interested in the development of a superior high performance lubricant. Guaranteeing its broad appeal the book gives an invaluable review of the state of knowledge in the rapidly growing area of tribochemistry. The concept of miscelles is clearly explained along their application to stimulate the quality of engine oil, improve fuel efficiency and maintain adequate wear protection formulation. This represents a fresh approach to the formation of anti-wear tribofilms. A new look at engine design trends is given further assisting engineers in the development of a superior lubricant

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Part 1 Lubrication chemistry: the role of lubricants in engines; lubricant additives; tribochemical interactions of additives; synthetic engine oils; lubricant requirements and specifications problems. Part 2 Micellar structure of lubricating formulations: reverse micelles in tribochemical processes; micellar solubilization in lubrication; tribochemistry of hard-core reverse micelles; tribochemical interactions of acid-base chemistries; problems. Part 3 Tribochemical nature of antiwear films: tribochemical characterization of antiwear films; the chemistry of tribofilm formation; techniques for evaluation of metal surfaces; problems. Part 4 Surface tribochemistry of activated processes: chemical nature of metal surfaces; catalytic activity of rubbing surfaces; tribochemical reactions on surfaces; organomolybdenum compounds in surface engines protection; problems. Part 5 Analytical techniques in lubricating practices: evaluation of the degradation of lubricants; engine oil condition monitoring; oil acidity and basicity; engine oil evaluation tests; problems. Part 6 Environmental issues: recyclability, biodegradability and toxicity; clean air and energy efficient cars; problems.