Mitigating environmental impact of petroleum lubricants

Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa

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58 Citations (Scopus)


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.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages239
ISBN (Electronic)9783319313580
ISBN (Print)9783319313573
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Environmental Science


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