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Industrial lubricant removal using an ultrasonically activated water stream, with potential application for Coronavirus decontamination and infection prevention for SARS-CoV-2

Industrial lubricant removal using an ultrasonically activated water stream, with potential application for Coronavirus decontamination and infection prevention for SARS-CoV-2
Industrial lubricant removal using an ultrasonically activated water stream, with potential application for Coronavirus decontamination and infection prevention for SARS-CoV-2
Industrial processes routinely require the removal of lubricant from processed materials. This cleaning can be energy intensive and environmentally costly owing to the temperatures used and the solvent load required. If, in the current COVID-19 crisis, supply chains for solvents are broken, or additives and heating become difficult to access, the ability to remove lubricant without heating or additives is crucial. This paper tests a novel technology that passes ultrasound down a stream of unheated water, and tests its ability to remove a variety of lubricants, from stainless steel, with and without the addition of degreaser, comparing it to the ability of the same water supply (when not ultrasonically activated) to remove the lubricant (with and without degreaser).
ultrasonic cleaning, grease, oil, lubricant, cleaning, COVID-19, Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 virus, cavitation, bubble
0020-2967
Malakoutikhah, Maryam
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Dolder, Craig
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Secker, Thomas
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Zhu, M.
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Harling, Christopher Charles
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Keevil, Charles
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Malakoutikhah, Maryam
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Dolder, Craig
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Harling, Christopher Charles
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Malakoutikhah, Maryam, Dolder, Craig, Secker, Thomas, Zhu, M., Harling, Christopher Charles, Keevil, Charles and Leighton, Timothy (2020) Industrial lubricant removal using an ultrasonically activated water stream, with potential application for Coronavirus decontamination and infection prevention for SARS-CoV-2. Transactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing. (doi:10.1080/00202967.2020.1805221). (In Press)

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Abstract

Industrial processes routinely require the removal of lubricant from processed materials. This cleaning can be energy intensive and environmentally costly owing to the temperatures used and the solvent load required. If, in the current COVID-19 crisis, supply chains for solvents are broken, or additives and heating become difficult to access, the ability to remove lubricant without heating or additives is crucial. This paper tests a novel technology that passes ultrasound down a stream of unheated water, and tests its ability to remove a variety of lubricants, from stainless steel, with and without the addition of degreaser, comparing it to the ability of the same water supply (when not ultrasonically activated) to remove the lubricant (with and without degreaser).

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Lubricant and virus - Leighton Post-review (July 2020) v150 - Accepted Manuscript
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Accepted/In Press date: 3 July 2020
Additional Information: AM requested
Keywords: ultrasonic cleaning, grease, oil, lubricant, cleaning, COVID-19, Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 virus, cavitation, bubble

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Local EPrints ID: 442250
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/442250
ISSN: 0020-2967
PURE UUID: afc3f523-d4c0-4d87-ba0f-fe9f7e4d9c1b
ORCID for Craig Dolder: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0817-326X
ORCID for Thomas Secker: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7168-8592
ORCID for Christopher Charles Harling: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5122-2568
ORCID for Charles Keevil: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1917-7706
ORCID for Timothy Leighton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1649-8750

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Date deposited: 10 Jul 2020 16:30
Last modified: 06 Aug 2020 01:45

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