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Biodegradable Polymers as Lubricant Additives

  • Dhorali Gnanasekaran
  • Venkata Prasad Chavidi
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Part of the Materials Forming, Machining and Tribology book series (MFMT)

Abstract

The physical, chemical, and antiwear performance of lubricant which contains a biodegradable polymer as additive is literature reviewed. Readily available and with its broad range of applications, vegetable oils are reviewed as a very important class of renewable resources for lubricants as well as its additives. The readily available and modified biodegradable polymers are used as renewable novel additives in the lubricant and is reviewed and discussed here.

Keywords

Biodegradable polymers Antiwear additive Extreme pressure additive Biobased polyesters Copolymers Homopolymer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dhorali Gnanasekaran
    • 1
  • Venkata Prasad Chavidi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dielectric Materials DivisionCentral Power Research InstituteBengaluruIndia

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