Episode 1 | Introduction – Perfecting Motion: Tribology and the Quest for Sustainability
Contributors: Dr. Neil Canter, STLE Advisor – Technical Programs and Services
July 27, 2021 | 22 min
As the world faces challenges due to the threat of global warming, regulatory pressure has been applied to find ways to reduce the generation of carbon dioxide and other emissions. The transportation sector is under increasing scrutiny because it contributes the highest level of emissions in the U.S. at 28.2%, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The automotive industry has responded by moving to electric vehicles in place of internal combustion-powered vehicles as a way to reduce carbon dioxide, attain carbon neutrality and move towards sustainability. Tribology, or the study of lubrication, provides approaches for reducing emissions, improving efficiency and, as a result, accelerating the move to perfecting motion, which will lead to achieving sustainability.
This podcast introduces a new series that will discuss a series of technology developments showing how tribology and lubrication can promote the movement towards sustainability. Episode Transcript