Conversion of waste transformer oil into grease

N. Suhaila, A. Japar and Mohd Aizudin, Abd Aziz and Nurul Waheeda, Abdu Rahman (2020) Conversion of waste transformer oil into grease. Advances in Waste Processing Technology, 1 (1). pp. 23-26. ISSN 978-981-15-4820-8. (Published)

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This work is aimed to study the viability of waste transformer oil (WTO) as grease’s base oil. The shift of lubricant formulation towards high-performance materials and green formulation has led to the development of various lubricant formulations, including grease. Waste reduction is one of the formulation research trends where waste-based material, i.e. waste oil generated from automotive industries, is used as one of the grease constituents, and the grease’s characteristics and performances are evaluated and compared to the conventional grease. Variability of waste oil composition, a mixture of conventional and synthetic oil, has led to inconsistent grease properties and performances. This issue, however, is uncommon in power industry-generated waste oil and becomes a potential alternative to replace the waste oil from automotive industries, thus creating this opportunity. It was found that, after conducting WTO analysis, incorporating WTO in grease formulation and evaluating the WTO-based grease characteristic, the WTO is viable to be used as grease base oil.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Waste transformer oil; grease formulation ;sodium grease; fumed silica grease; oil and grease analysis
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Miss. Ratna Wilis Haryati Mustapa
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2021 08:59
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 08:59
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