Past Research Projects -- Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
This collection contains documents from research projects completed by Illinois Sustainable Technology Center researchers.
Find documents from larger outreach, education, and research projects in their respective collections:
The Effect of Chip Adsorption on Selective Depletion from a MultiComponent Synthetic Metalworking Fluid (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2003)Some metalworking fluids are designed to coat the surfaces of newly machined metal with rust inhibitors. At some point, these inhibitors are expected to become depleted in the metalworking fluid. How quickly does this ...
(Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2004)Since the early 2000s, industries have faced rising costs to acquire, manage, and dispose of metalworking fluids, as well as increased concern about pathogenic bacteria growing in metalworking processes. The need to reduce ...
(Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2008)ISTC’s Kishore Rajagopalan and colleagues from the University of Illinois discovered that partial blocking of pore spaces from microemulsion aggregation was a new fouling mechanism leading to total pore space blocking and ...
Modeling the Effect of Tramp Oil Contamination on Selective Component Depletion in Metalworking Fluid Systems (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2003)Metalworking fluids are designed to perform specified tasks in the factory. However, these fluids can become contaminated during the manufacturing process by other factory components such as tramp oil. As more and more ...
Ingredient-Wise Study of Flux Characteristics in the Ceramic Membrane Filtration of Uncontaminated Synthetic Metalworking Fluids (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 1999)A ceramic membrane filtration system can be an effective tool to increase the lifespan of medalworking fluids and reduce biological hazards. However, the usefulness of the membranes may be reduced by different additives ...