Author(s): J. G. Alotaibi
Published in: International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology
License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Volume/Issue: Volume. 6 - Issue. 01 , February - 2017
The excessive usage of Petroleum - based oils significantly contribute to the pollution of the environment and had caused environmental pollution and awareness from the environmental sectors. Besides that, the demand for fossil fuel and oil products is increasing in numerous areas. Alternative oil should increase to cover about 36 billion gallons in 2022. In other words, there is great demand for oil in the coming few years and high attention should be paid to find alternative resources. To overcome such issue, researchers start developing an alternative fuel and/or oil products from natural resource aiming to replace the fossil products which becomes the main ambitious of many researchers, environmental and government bodies especially in the developed countries such as Australia, US, and Europe. In this article, a comprehensive literature review is introduced and several issue are addressed with regards of the usage of newly developed lubricants which are based on plant oils.
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