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Mitigating Environmental Impact of Petroleum Lubricants

Authors: Madanhire, Ignatio, Mbohwa, Charles

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  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Ignatio Madanhire is a Lecturer and a Researcher in industrial and engineering management with a focus on sustainable development and environmental preservation. He has served as a Mechanical Engineer for the Government of Zimbabwe. He has also served as a Lubrication Engineer with Mobil Oil International and Lubricants Business Development Manager with Castrol International. He is currently a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Zimbabwe. In addition, he is a consultant in industrial lubrication and manufacturing systems. He is member of the Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers

Charles Mbohwa is an established researcher and professor in operations management, manufacturing systems, green supply chain management and sustainability engineering, optimization, and his specialisms include renewable energy systems, and bio-fuel feasibility.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-31358-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-31357-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-81021-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mitigating Environmental Impact of Petroleum Lubricants
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31358-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31358-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31357-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81021-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 239
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
Topics