Lubrication Properties of Aqueous Solutions with Polyethoxylated Ether (PEOE) Added
Aqueous solutions have found broad usages as lubricants, in conjunction with other possible utilizations, such as in metal working and other industries. Due to the inferior lubricity, functional additives are needed to improve their tribological performances among which aqueous surfactants are exclusively included. The film forming property of aqueous solution with polyethoxylated ether added (PEOE) is measured, taking consideration of the influences of the temperature and the concentration. The addition of PEOEs into aqueous solutions will largely increase the film forming capacity. But the concentration has only a minor influence on the lubrication property of the aqueous solutions with PEOEs. The cloud point will strongly alter the film forming characteristics.
Zhong Cao, Xueqiang Cao, Lixian Sun, Yinghe He
C. H. Zhang et al., "Lubrication Properties of Aqueous Solutions with Polyethoxylated Ether (PEOE) Added", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 239-242, pp. 1359-1363, 2011