Surfactants play a critical role in Tribology controlling friction, wear, and lubricant properties such as emulsification, demulsification, bioresistance, oxidation resistance, rust prevention and corrosion resistance. This is a critical topic for new materials and devices particularly those built at the nanoscale. This newest volume will address tribological properties of cutting fluids, lubricant performance related to steel surfaces, biolubricants, and novel materials and ways to reduce friction and wear. Scientists from industrial research and development (R&D) organizations and academic research teams in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America will participate in the work.
Table of Contents
Ionic liquids and polymeric amphiphiles in tribology. Tribochemical Reaction Of Ionic Liquids As Lubricants On Steel Sliding Surfaces. Friction Of Polyethylene-B-Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Diblock Copolymers On Model Substrates. Aqueous Lubrication With Polyelectrolytes: Towards Engineering Applications. Use Of Polymers In Viscosity Index Modification Of Mineral Oils And Pour Point Depression Of Vegetable Oils. Nano-materials in tribology. Polyethylene Nanotubes Formed By Mechanochemical Fragments And Displaying Positive Charge. Nanotechnology And Performance Development Of Cutting Fluids: The Enhanced Heat Transfer Capabilities Of Nanofluids. Silver Nanoparticles Colloidal Dispersions: Synthesis And Antimicrobial Activity. Tribological applications in automotive, petroleum drilling, and food. Correlating Engine Dynamometer Fuel Economy To Time-Dependent Tribology In Friction Modifier Studies. Formation Of Tribofilms From Surfactants With Different Degrees Of Ethoxylation On Steel Surfaces In Boundary Lubrication Regime. Load And Velocity Dependent Friction Behavior Of Milk Fat. Biobased amphiphilic materials in tribology and related fields. Test Methods For Biodegradability Of Lubricants – Complete Or Not Complete? Biosynthesis And Derivatization Of Microbial Glycolipids And Their Potential Application In Tribology. Biofuels From Vegetable Oils As Alternative Fuels: Advantages And Disadvantages. Field Pennycress: A New Oilseed Crop For The Production Of Biofuels, Lubricants, And High Quality Proteins. Biobased Lubricant Additives. Assessment Of Agricultural Wastes As Biosorbents For Heavy Metal Ions Removal From Wastewater.
Girma Biresaw received a Ph.D. in Physical-Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Davis. As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he investigated reaction kinetics and products in surfactant-based organized assemblies for four years. As a scientist at the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa), he conducted research in tribology, surface/colloid science, and adhesion for 12 years. Girma is currently a Research Chemist / Lead Scientist at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the US Department of Agriculture in Peoria, IL, where he is conducting research in tribology, adhesion, and surface/colloid science in support of programs aimed at developing biobased products from farm-based raw materials. Girma has authored/co-authored more than 300 scientific publications, including more than 85 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 6 patents and 7 edited books. Girma is a Fellow of the STLE and an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy.
K. L. Mittal received his PhD from the University of Southern California in 1970 and was associated with IBM Corp. from 1972 to 1994. He is currently teaching and consulting worldwide in the areas of adhesion and surface cleaning. He is the editor of 122 published books, as well as others that are in the process of publication, within the realms of surface and colloid science and of adhesion. He has received many awards and honors and is listed in many biographical reference works. Dr. Mittal was a founding editor of the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology and was its Editor-in-Chief until April 2012. He has served on the editorial boards of a number of scientific and technical journals. He was recognized for his contributions and accomplishments by the international adhesion community that organized the First International Congress on Adhesion Science and Technology in Amsterdam in 1995 on the occasion of his 50th birthday (235 papers from 38 countries were presented). In 2002, he was honored by the global surfactant community, which instituted the Kash Mittal Award in the surfactant field in his honor. In 2003 he was honored by the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland, which awarded him the title of doctor honoris causa. In 2010 he was honored by both adhesion and surfactant communities on the occasion of publication of his 100th edited book. In 2012, he initiated a new journal titled Reviews of Adhesion and Adhesives.