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Mitigating Environmental Impact of Petroleum Lubricants

  • Ignatio Madanhire
  • Charles Mbohwa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa
    Pages 1-15
  3. Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa
    Pages 17-34
  4. Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa
    Pages 35-45
  5. Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa
    Pages 47-58
  6. Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa
    Pages 59-72
  7. Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa
    Pages 73-84
  8. Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa
    Pages 85-101
  9. Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa
    Pages 103-113
  10. Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa
    Pages 115-126
  11. Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa
    Pages 127-148
  12. Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa
    Pages 149-164
  13. Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa
    Pages 165-178
  14. Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa
    Pages 179-188
  15. Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa
    Pages 189-206
  16. Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa
    Pages 207-223
  17. Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa
    Pages 225-229
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 231-239

About this book

Introduction

This book explores effective environmental impact mitigation for petroleum-based lubricants to reduce their negative persistence during usage and upon end-of-life disposal. The book reviews the basic tribology of lubricants as well as initiatives that may enhance the environmental and economic effectiveness of lubricating oils from the composition design perspective across industries. Considering the blending, application, and disposal of petroleum lubricants in a holistic manner, the book presents and extends current best practices that minimize or eliminate adverse environmental impact throughout the product’s life cycle. The book reviews methods including: raw material substitution, minimizing oil losses during and after manufacturing, raw material and energy consumption reduction, and environmentally friendly applications of oil disposal as ways forward for cleaner and more effective production.

This book provides readers with strategies for incorporating cleaner production practices into their operations – a benefit to both environmental legal compliance and business competitiveness – all the while preserving the environment for sustainable development. The book is therefore of interest to both manufacturers and consumers in the lubricants industry.

Keywords

Petroleum lubricants Environmental impact mitigation Green lubricants Sustainability Synthetic lubricants Biodegradable lubricants

Authors and affiliations

  • Ignatio Madanhire
    • 1
  • Charles Mbohwa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering ManagementUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Engineering & the Built EnvironmentUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

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