Biolubricants Book from C.H.I.P.S.

Science and Technology
by J.C.J. Bart

Biolubricants: Science and Technology provides comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of bio-based lubricants, an ecologically friendly and promising sustainable solution for engineering lubricants.

Coverage includes:

  • formulating bio-based lubricant
  • principles of lubrication
  • fossil and bio-based feedstock resources for biodegradable lubricants
  • catalytic, (bio)chemical functionalisation processes
  • markets for biolubricants, issues to consider in selection, disposal and future trends of biolubricants
  • scientific and technological developments enabling the cost-effective improvement of biolubricants


1. Renewable lubricants

  • Scope

2. Principles of lubrication

  • Purpose of lubrication
  • Friction and lubrication conditions

3. Lubricants: properties and characteristics

  • Lubricant base stocks
  • Classifications for oils and lubricating greases
  • Eco designations for lubricants
  • Environmentally acceptable lubricants
  • Physico-chemical properties of lubricants

4. The transition from reliance on fossil resources to biomass valorisation

  • Biomass
  • Transformation of biomass to bioproducts
  • Biomass potentials and limitations

5. Renewable feedstocks for lubricant production

  • Natural vegetable oils and fats in lubrication
  • Industrial oil-crop engineering
  • Bio-based wax esters
  • Plant polymeric carbohydrates

6. Chemical transformations of renewable lubricant feedstocks

  • Chemically modified fatty compounds in lubrication
  • Branched-chain fatty acids (BCFAs) in lubrication
  • Modified starch-based lubricants

7. Formulating lubricating oils

  • Lubricant additive technology
  • Additive design for renewable lubricants
  • Biolubricant formulations

8. Quality assurance of biolubricants

  • Biolubricant quality requirements
  • Biolubricant quality management
  • Quality control of biolubricant feedstocks
  • Standardised methods for testing lubricating fluids and greases
  • Biolubricant process and product quality control
  • Biolubricant analytical methodology
  • Quality of in-service lubricants

9. Legislation of relevance to lubricants

  • Chemicals policy initiatives
  • (Bio)lubricant regulations
  • Ecolabels and international standards

10. Biolubricant product development

  • Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications for lubricants
  • Biolubricant standardisation
  • Performance tests for lubricants and lubricating greases
  • Biolubricant research and technology development (RTD)

11. Environmental life-cycle assessment (LCA) of lubricants

  • Life-cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Sustainable product design

12. Biolubricant product groups and technological applications

  • Automotive lubricants
  • Hydraulic oils
  • Biodegradable loss lubricants
  • Marine lubricants
  • Biodegradable gear lubrication oils
  • Biodegradable compressor oils
  • Biodegradable turbine oils
  • Biodegradable metalworking fluids (MWFs) and metal-forming lubricants
  • Lubricants in the food-processing industry
  • Biodegradable lubricating greases
  • Specialty lubricants
  • Solid biodegradable lubricants
  • Process oils

13. Markets for biolubricants

  • European biolubricant markets
  • Biolubricant markets in the United States
  • Market opportunities for bio-based lubricants

14. Lubricant use and disposal

  • Selection of (renewable) oil lubricants and greases
  • Lubricant consolidation
  • Degradation of lubricating oils and hydraulic fluids
  • Operational maintenance
  • Essential properties of used oil
  • Disposal of spent lubricants

15. Advanced lubricant fluids

  • Ionic liquids (Ils)

16. Epilogue: the outlook for biolubricant science and technology

  • Biodegradable lubricants for a sustainable life
  • Technology advances
  • Biolubricants: drivers and barriers


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Science and Technology
by J.C.J. Bart

2013 • 944 pages • $354.00 + shipping
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