[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP150100591]
Researchers Prof Han Huang; Prof Lianzhou Wang; Prof Zheng Jiang; Dr Jianqiang Zhang
Brief description This project seeks to understand the role of nanoparticles in the lubrication of hot strip rolling and then to develop novel nano-additive water-based lubricants to solve a long-standing issue for the steel-making industry. Lubrication significantly affects the surface quality of hot-rolled strips, roll wear and energy consumption in the steel-making industry. Currently, oil-based lubricants are used. However, their lubricant effect is considerably reduced by the use of high pressure cooling water, and the waste discharge is of environmental concern. Successful outcomes for the project are expected to improve product quality and reduce resource use.
Funding Amount $377,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects