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
Samuel, A (2018). Production of Biolubricants for Oil Well Drilling Applications. Afribary.com: Retrieved July 11, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/paper-lube
Adegoke, Samuel. "Production of Biolubricants for Oil Well Drilling Applications" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 20 Mar. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/paper-lube . Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.
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Adegoke, Samuel. "Production of Biolubricants for Oil Well Drilling Applications" Afribary.com (2018). Accessed July 11, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/paper-lube