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.
Springer International Publishing; June 2016
- ISBN 9783319313580
- Read online, or download in secure PDF format
- Title: Mitigating Environmental Impact of Petroleum Lubricants
- Author: Ignatio Madanhire; Charles Mbohwa
About The Author
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.