Impact of Nano-Gel of titanium dioxide Additive on Base Oil Properties Produced in Iraqi Refineries
The researchers are doing their best to find the best methods and techniques to improve the lubricating oils specifications. In addition to trying to produce environmentally friendly and low cost lubricating oils In the present research a Nano-gel of titanium dioxide have been studied to be added to mineral base oil produced by Al- doura Iraqi refinery at volume percentage of (0.5%, 0.75%, 1%, 1.5%, 2%, and 3%), and investigate its effects on base oil properties as well as its tribological performance. It revealed slight effects on viscosity index and density while an obvious rising in pour point and flash point. Remarkable reduction was in specific wear rate and coefficient of friction results, which import a friction reducing in machine parts.