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Investigation on Novel Polymer Filter Medium for Filtration of Automotive Lubricants

Botov, S (2016) Investigation on Novel Polymer Filter Medium for Filtration of Automotive Lubricants. MPhil thesis, University of Sheffield.

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The aim of this research is to investigate the influence of the polymer filter media on the quality of filtration of automotive lubricants and to demonstrate advantages and unique features of the polymer filter media. The outcome of this research establishes relevant characteristics of the novel polymer filter media, extensively tested for filtration of automotive lubricants. It demonstrates different impacts on oil filtration provided by the polymer filter media used in oil filters and compares its performance against the paper filter media used in tests of oil filters and also in both polymer and paper oil filtration systems. The application of the polymer filter media results in a significant reduction of the wear of engine moving parts and an extended oil drain intervals. The analysis of laboratory tests and obtained data, demonstrate that polymer oil filters have greater filtration efficiency and also greater contaminant retention capacity in comparison with conventional paper oil filters. Based on the knowledge gained here various recommendations have been given on the potential future work related to this topic.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil)
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Mechanical Engineering (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Mr S Botov
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2018 15:32
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 00:18
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/21512

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