Browse Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) by Author "Kapoor, Shiv G."

  • Wentz, John E.; Kapoor, Shiv G.; DeVor, Richard E.; Rajagopalan, Nandakishore (Champaign, IL : Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 2007-12)
    This research seeks to investigate the applicability of microfiltration technology by investigating the membrane fouling mechanisms at work in the system. It also aims to reduce fouling through adjustment of operating ...

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  • Ham, Seounghyun; Wentz, John E.; Kapoor, Shiv G.; DeVor, Richard E. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2011)
    Metalworking fluids (MWFs) play a significant role in machining operations. Despite their importance, the manufacturing industry lacks tools to make functionally sound and economical decisions about them. In this research ...

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  • Eppert, Joseph J.; DeVor, Richard E.; Kapoor, Shiv G.; Rajagopalan, Nandakishore (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 ...

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  • Wentz, John E.; Kapoor, Shiv G.; DeVor, Richard E.; Rajagopalan, Nandakishore; Gilmer, Jessica; Eppert, J.J. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2007)
    It was initially thought that no metalworking fluid could be developed to meet industry specifications and be compatible with membranes to use microfiltration to remove contaminants. However, Rajagopalan’s team developed ...

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  • Rajagopalan, Nandakishore; Skerlos, Steven J.; DeVor, Richard E.; Kapoor, Shiv G.; Angspatt, V. Don (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 ...

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  • Eppert, Joseph J.; Rajagopalan, Nandakishore; DeVor, Richard E.; Kapoor, Shiv G. (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 ...

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  • Wentz, John E.; Kapoor, Shiv G.; DeVor, Richard E.; Rajagopalan, Nandakishore (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 ...

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  • Bittorf, Peter; Kapoor, Shiv G.; DeVor, Richard E. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2011)
    Modern high speed machining would not be possible without the use of metalworking fluids (MWFs). MWFs perform a number of useful functions like cooling and lubrication. They also assist with metal chip evacuation and ...

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