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American Journal of Materials Engineering and Technology. 2015, 3(3), 63-69
DOI: 10.12691/materials-3-3-3
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Effect of Emulsifier Content on the Properties of Vegetable Oil Based Cutting Fluid

Lawal S.A1, , Ugheoke B.I2, Woma T.Y.3, Ikporo J.U.1, Ogundare T.A1, Nonye C.1 and Okoye I.G1

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

2Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Abuja, Nigeria

3Pure and Applied Physics Department, Federal University Wukari, Nigeria

Pub. Date: November 13, 2015

Cite this paper:
Lawal S.A, Ugheoke B.I, Woma T.Y., Ikporo J.U., Ogundare T.A, Nonye C. and Okoye I.G. Effect of Emulsifier Content on the Properties of Vegetable Oil Based Cutting Fluid. American Journal of Materials Engineering and Technology. 2015; 3(3):63-69. doi: 10.12691/materials-3-3-3


The effect of emulsifier content on the properties of oil-in-water emulsion cutting fluid using palm kernel oil as base oil was investigated. It was observed that kinematic viscosity, thermal conductivity, flash and fire points, pH value all increased with increase in emulsifier content. The growth of microbial contamination decreases with increased in pH value.

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