Mitigating Environmental Impact of Petroleum Lubricants

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Mitigating Environmental Impact of Petroleum Lubricants

Mitigating Environmental Impact of Petroleum Lubricants
Springer | Materials | July 11, 2016 | ISBN-10: 3319313576 | 239 pages | pdf | 4.76 mb

Authors: Madanhire, Ignatio, Mbohwa, Charles
Highlights challenges in the lubricant production cycle, and details how these can be handled in an environmentally friendly manner
Shares important information for lubricant manufacturers on how to incorporate cleaner production practices into their operations
Investigates existing cleaner production practices by manufacturers and users of lubricants, and builds on these findings

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 products 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.

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