Chemistry and Technology of Lubricants

  • Roy M. Mortier
  • Malcolm F. Fox
  • Stefan T. Orszulik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Base Oils

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R.J. Prince
      Pages 3-33
    3. M. Brown, J.D. Fotheringham, T.J. Hoyes, R.M. Mortier, S.T. Orszulik, S.J. Randles et al.
      Pages 35-74
  3. Additives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. G. Aguilar, G. Mazzamaro, M. Rasberger
      Pages 107-152
    3. R.L. Stambaugh, B.G. Kinker
      Pages 153-187
    4. J. Crawford, A. Psaila, S.T. Orszulik
      Pages 189-211
    5. E.J. Seddon, C.L. Friend, J.P. Roski
      Pages 213-236
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. C. Kajdas, A. Karpińska, A. Kulczycki
      Pages 239-292
    3. D. Atkinson, A. J. Brown, D. Jilbert, G. Lamb
      Pages 293-324
    4. I. Joseph
      Pages 325-344
    5. A.R. Lansdown, S. Lee
      Pages 345-373
    6. S. Gill, A. Rowntree
      Pages 375-387
    7. B. H. Carter, D. Green
      Pages 389-409
    8. G. Gow
      Pages 411-432
  5. Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-433
    2. C. I. Betton
      Pages 435-457
    3. A. Toms, L. Toms
      Pages 459-495
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 553-560

About this book


The Chemistry and Technology of Lubricants describes the chemical components that contribute to the formulation of liquid lubricants followed by discussion of lubricant technology for specific applications.  The individual components are described in Part I: Base Fluids and in Part II: Additives.  Part I covers the manufacture and properties of the most common base fluid types derived either from mineral oil or by synthesis, including products from natural gas via gas-to-liquid processes.  Part II describes the manufacture, mode of action and performance of the additives that are used to supplement and enhance the performance of base fluids.  The use of vegetable oils is also included. Part III: Applications covers the major areas of application of liquid lubricants and each chapter is focused on technology requirements specific to the application.  The book is completed by Part IV: Performance which describes more generic technology related to aspects of condition monitoring, environmental impact and industry testing.

The Chemistry and Technology of Lubricants will be of use to those in both academia and industry who are working on lubricants or related areas of research and development.  It will be of particular relevance for those in industry who are involved with lubricant additives, formulation and testing as well as those who are concerned with the use and specification of lubricants.  Academic interest will include related chemistry and applied chemistry research as well as certain areas of mechanical engineering such as surface engineering and tribology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Roy M. Mortier
    • 1
  • Malcolm F. Fox
    • 2
  • Stefan T. Orszulik
    • 3
  1. 1.Sevenhampton, SwindonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of LeedsLeedsUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Nanotecture Ltd.SouthamptonUnited Kingdom

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