Well before the mechanism of hydrocarbon oxidation was thoroughly investigated, researchers had come to understand that different oils provided greater resistance to oxidation than others. Read the first page
It's about time that somebody provided an up-to-date replacement for Mortier & Orszulik's "Chemistry and Technology of Lubricants" and this is definitely it. This book will be one of my cornerstone references many years to come. Part I features 14 excellent chapters on additive componentry, written by some key industry figures such as Cyril Migdal on Antioxidants and Thomas Buenemann on organic friction modifiers. Part II covers 5 areas of application. As well as the obligatory chapter on Crankcase (Ewa Bardasz & Gordon Lamb), this section also includes 'niche' areas such as magnetic recording disk drives (Karis & Nagaraj) and food-grade lubricants (Raab & Hamid). Part III covers trends and includes an informative chapter on crankcase additives from an OEM perspective - Schwartz & Papasavva from GM. Part IV covers methods and resources and includes many useful pointers to reference books and internet materials. The book also includes a CD with links to many online resources. Overall, an excellent reference manual and a very worthy investment for Formulators & Technologists in the lubricant industry.
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