Production of Biolubricants for Oil Well Drilling Applications

Abstract

 

A pyrolysis reactor was designed and fabricated for the production of bio-esters used in formulating green lubricants for the drilling industry. Samples of Tectona Grandis, Eucalyptus Torreliana, Jatropha Curcas leaf and Cornhusk were each pyrolysed in the reactor at 5000C. Bio-oil obtained was analyzed for their Density, Acid value, % FFA and Viscosity at ambient conditions.  Bio-oil was upgraded by esterification using Methanol and synthesized Silica Sulphuric Acid (SSA) as catalyst and the product was distilled to obtain bio-lubricant.  The biolubricants produced were found to meet drilling industry lubrication standards and can therefore be used as a safer, more environmental friendly, economical, renewable alternative to petroleum based lubricant.

KeyWords: pyrolysis, reactor, lubricant, biomass, ester

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APA

Adegoke, S., Falode, D & Oluwafikayo, A (2018). Production of Biolubricants for Oil Well Drilling Applications. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/paper-lube

MLA 8th

Adegoke, Samuel, et. al. "Production of Biolubricants for Oil Well Drilling Applications" Afribary. Afribary, 20 Mar. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/paper-lube. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Adegoke, Samuel, Dr. Falode and Adegoke Oluwafikayo . "Production of Biolubricants for Oil Well Drilling Applications". Afribary, Afribary, 20 Mar. 2018. Web. 21 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/paper-lube >.

Chicago

Adegoke, Samuel, Dr. Falode and Adegoke Oluwafikayo . "Production of Biolubricants for Oil Well Drilling Applications" Afribary (2018). Accessed July 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/paper-lube