Sonication Time Effect towards Stability of Al2O3/PAG and SiO2/PAG Nanolubricants

A. A. M., Redhwan and W. H., Azmi and Nurul Nadia, Mohd Zawawi and M. Z., Sharif and R., Mamat (2018) Sonication Time Effect towards Stability of Al2O3/PAG and SiO2/PAG Nanolubricants. Journal of Mechanical Engineering, SI 5 (1). pp. 14-27. ISSN 1823-5514. (Published)

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Ultrasonication is the act of applying sound force to agitate particles in a sample with the frequency of more than 20 kHz. It is an external vibration induced during preparation of nanolubricant that helps the particles to overcome the van der Waals force bonding. Nanolubricant prepared is intended to be used in automotive air conditioning (AAC) system to improve its performance. In this work, stability Polyalkylene glycol (PAG) and SiOi/PAG nanolubricants of 0.2 % volume concentrations with different sonication lime were investigated. Five samples for each nanolubricant were prepared by two-step method process with variation of sonication time from zero to two hours' time with half an hour interval. The stability tests were done by visual sedimentation and UV-vis spectrometer. The optimum sonication time found to be one and half hours and two hours for AI2O3/PAG and SiOi/PAG nanolubricants respectively. Both nanolubricants were found stable for more than two weeks 'period.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanolubricant, Alumina, Silica, Polyalkylene glycol, Sonication
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: Automotive Engineering Centre
Centre of Excellence: Automotive Engineering Centre

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Pn. Hazlinda Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2017 07:39
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 08:11
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