Volume 42, No 4, 2020, Pages 592-596

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Green Tribology


R. Shah , A. Martini , M. Woydt , H. Wong

DOI: 10.24874/ti.987.10.20.11

Received: 17 October 2020
Revised: 6 November 2020
Accepted: 16 November 2020
Published: 15 December 2020


Green tribology is a branch of tribology that deals with improving technology with the challenge of minimizing negative environmental and biological impact. Green tribology aims to achieve the objectives of tribology along with other objectives such as emission reductions, resource and energy conservations, and material efficiency. Balancing the technological developments that can be made with their environmental and biological impacts can serve as a challenge, but it is rewarding as the future of the planet and society can depend on applying green tribology to technological designs. This article further examines the relationship between energy use and human development, the areas and principles of green tribology and how they can be applied to solve sustainability issues in technological advancements.


Tribology, Sustainability, Tribotronics, Friction, Wear, Lubricants

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