Assessing the Lubrication Performance of Sunflower Oil Modified With Montmorillonite Clay (MMT) Nanoparticles for Industrial Applications

Md Mashfiqur Rahman, Md Abu Sayeed Biswas, Laura Peña-Parás, Demófilo Maldonado-Cortés, Javier A. Ortega

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Abstract

Because of the environmental impact and price volatility, there has been a growing concern about using petroleum-based lubricants. This issue has encouraged research into the development of biodegradable lubricants like vegetable oils. This study assessed the tribological behavior of sunflower oil modified with Montmorillonite nanoclay (MMT) as lubricant additives. A block-on-ring tribometer was used to assess the wear and friction characteristics of the nano-lubricants. A custom-made tapping torque tester was used to evaluate the nano-lubricants in a real-world application. It was found that the volumetric wear, Coefficient of Friction, and torque of the system decreased when MMT nanoparticles were added. The experimental results indicated that sunflower oil modified with 2.0 wt.% MMT exhibited the best tribological behavior, reducing COF and wear volume loss by 88% and 63%, respectively. Based on the results, the newly developed sunflower oil-based nano-lubricants, with the addition of MMT nanoclay, could be a promising environmentally friendly solution to compete with petroleum-based lubricants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791887646
ISBN (Print)9780791887646
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventASME 2023 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2023 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 29 Oct 20232 Nov 2023

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume7

Conference

ConferenceASME 2023 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period29/10/232/11/23

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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