By Girma Biresaw, Kash Mittal

The manufacture and use of virtually each patron and commercial product depend on program of complicated wisdom in floor technological know-how and tribology. those disciplines are of serious value in significant financial sectors, akin to mining, agriculture, production (including metals, plastics, wooden, desktops, MEMS, NEMS, appliances), building, transportation, and clinical tools, transplants, and diagnostic units. An up to date reference with contributions through specialists in floor technology and tribology, Surfactants in Tribology, quantity three discusses a few of the underlying tribological and floor technological know-how matters proper to many events in various industries.

The culture of proposing new advancements and learn that started with the 1st quantity during this groundbreaking sequence keeps within the 3rd quantity. Comprising 19 chapters on numerous facets of surfactants in tribology―including matters no longer lined in prior volumes―this publication is gifted in 4 elements: Nanotribology and Polymeric Systems, Biobased and Environmentally pleasant Lubricants and Additives, Tribological homes of Aqueous and Nonaqueous Systems, and Advanced Tribological Concepts. subject matters contain tribological homes of nanoparticles, biopolymer friction, environmentally pleasant surface-active brokers, biolubricants, aqueous combined surfactant platforms, and surfactants in motor oil, drilling fluids, and in electrowetting for MEMS and NEMS.

The info during this quantity presents a state-of-the-art reference connecting the fields of surfactants and tribology as a manner ahead to novel, superior equipment of controlling lubrication, friction, and put on. Written by way of an international staff of verified specialists, this booklet displays the newest advancements, highlighting the relevance of surfactants in tribological phenomena in a wide diversity of industries. It offers a necessary source for readers operating in or coming into the fields of tribology and floor science.

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