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Tribology of Mechanical Systems: A Guide to Present and Future Technologies

By
Jože Vižintin
Jože Vižintin
Center for Tribology and Technical Diagnostics,
University of Ljubljana
,
Slovenia
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Mitjan Kalin
Mitjan Kalin
Center for Tribology and Technical Diagnostics,
University of Ljubljana
,
Slovenia
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Kuniaki Dohda
Kuniaki Dohda
Gifu University
,
Japan
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Said Jahanmir
Said Jahanmir
MiTiHeart Corporation
,
USA
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ISBN-10:
0791802094
No. of Pages:
342
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2004

Modern society's impact on the environment, and the possibility that the earth's natural systems are being damaged, is clear to everybody. There is a lot of discussion about the size and effects of this impact, but, in general, it is clear that our present levels of interference with ecological systems are unsustainable. The current view is that the depletion of scarce resources and increasing environmental pollution cannot continue in the same way for the next 50 years, as they have in the past 50, without drastically affecting our quality of life. Industry's environmental philosophy should change from “end-of-pipe” postproduction cleanup...

1. Introduction
2. The Ecological Assessment of Lubricants
3. Biodegradable Materials
4. Technical Features
5. Applications of Environmentally Adapted Lubricants
6. Summary and Prospects
Abbreviations
References
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