Development of Sustainable Metalworking Fluid Systems

Description:
  • This module demonstrates how to apply sustainable engineering and sustainable manufacturing principles to re-design metalworking fluid (MWF) systems for simultaneous improvements in economic, environmental, and health dimensions. The proposed sustainable MWF system is a combination of an environmentally benign MWF chemical formulation and an appropriate control system for this formulation that maximizes the MWF lifetime on the shop floor. Research advances toward developing this sustainable MWF system are reviewed. Toward the end, the approach adapted for sustainable MWF system development is generalized in order to be applied to other manufacturing systems and processes, and other engineering systems in general.
Author(s):
  • Fu Zhao
Learning Resource Type:
  • Community – General
Discipline(s):
  • Engineering – Computer
Audience/Grade:
  • Graduate – Graduate
Media Type:
  • Document
Rating:
Keywords:
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Machining
  • Safety
  • Separating technology
Related ABET Criteria:
Publication Date:
  • December 2009
Documentation: