Understanding the role of nanoparticles in water-based lubrication (2016–2019)

Abstract:
Lubrication significantly affects the surface quality of hot-rolled strips, roll wear and energy consumption. Currently in the steel making industry, oil based lubricants are used. However, their lubricant effect is considerably reduced by the use of high pressure cooling water, and the waste discharge is of environmental concern. This research aims to understand the role of nanoparticles in the lubrication of hot strip rolling and then to develop novel nanoadditive water based lubricants. Successful outcomes will improve product quality and reduce resources utilisation, solving a long standing issue for the steelmaking industry.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Senior Group Leader
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
    Professor
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council