Development of fully formulated eco-friendly nanolubricant from sesame oil

  • S. SabarinathEmail author
  • Sreenidhi Prabha Rajeev
  • P. K. Rajendra Kumar
  • K. Prabhakaran Nair
Original Article


In the present work, a biodegradable and non-toxic lubricant is formulated from sesame oil (SESO) with viscosity modifiers, antioxidants and antiwear additives. The significance of antiwear additives in SESO blended with antioxidants and viscosity modifiers is evaluated using analysis of variance (ANOVA). The formulated oil is tested for its biodegradability, toxicity, rheological, thermal, tribological and corrosive properties and is compared with commercially available SAE20W40 lubricant. The formulated lubricant is investigated to have better biodegradability, lower toxicity and good thermal properties than SAE20W40. Whereas its pour point, rheological properties, corrosive properties and tribological properties are comparable to that of SAE20W40.


Nanolubricant Sesame oil Silicon dioxide Ionic liquid Biodegradable lubricant 



The authors thank Dr. C. K. Subash, SMSE, NIT Calicut, STIC – SAIF Cochin and Deepak G. Dileep, Assistant professor, Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Trivandrum for technical support provided for this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Sabarinath
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sreenidhi Prabha Rajeev
    • 2
  • P. K. Rajendra Kumar
    • 3
  • K. Prabhakaran Nair
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSaintgits College of EngineeringKottayamIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringUKF College of Engineering and TechnologyKollamIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of Technology CalicutCalicutIndia
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSree Chitra Thirunal College of EngineeringThiruvananthapuramIndia

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