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Enhancing Rheological and Thermal Properties of a Biodegradable Lubricant Developed from Havea Brasiliensis (Rubber Seed) Oil using Additives


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International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology
Volume 5 Issue - 1
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : Ajay Markose Kuruvilla ; Abey Babu; Ajin K Anil; Arun Jacob; Delfin Thomas

BibTeX:

@article{IJIRSTV5I1019,
     title={Enhancing Rheological and Thermal Properties of a Biodegradable Lubricant Developed from Havea Brasiliensis (Rubber Seed) Oil using Additives},
     author={Ajay Markose Kuruvilla, Abey Babu, Ajin K Anil, Arun Jacob and Delfin Thomas},
     journal={International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology},
     volume={5},
     number={1},
     pages={77--80},
     year={},
     url={http://www.ijirst.org/articles/IJIRSTV5I1019.pdf},
     publisher={IJIRST (International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology)},
}



Abstract:

In the present context, mineral oils that we use for lubrication purposes in equipments are not ecofriendly or biodegradable. Most of them are hazardous to the microorganisms when they are spilt into the soil. This project aims to evaluate the possibility of developing a biolubricant with comparable rheological and thermal properties to that of the commercially available mineral oil. Estimation of rheological and thermal properties of Rubber Seed oil (RSO) and improving the properties by addition of nanoparticles and comparing with commercially available mineral oil (SAE10W30) are the main objectives of this project. Rheological properties include kinematic viscosity and density. Important thermal properties evaluated are flash point, fire point and temperature at which mass degradation starts (TGA temperature). Additives include nanoparticles like TiO2, MoS2, CuO, graphite.


Keywords:

Biolubricant, Nanoparticles, Kinematic Viscosity, Flash Point, Fire Point, TGA


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