Special Issue "Lubricity in Fuel"


A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Sevim Z. Erhan

Eastern Regional Research Center-USDA/ARS, 600 East Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 19038-8598, USA
Website: http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=43507
Phone: +215 233 6595
Fax: +215 233 6777
Interests: vegetable oil-based and industrial products including printing inks; paints; coatings; lubricants; biodiesel; hydraulic oils; polymers and composites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The diesel fuel Portion of petroleum naturally contains sulfur compounds that provide good lubricity.  Requiring reduced levels of sulfur will therefore lower the lubricities of both No. 1 and No. 2 diesel fuels. A lack of lubricity in these fuels causes premature equipment failures. Consequently, EPA mandates that further lower sulfur requirements will exacerbate the fuels’ lubricity problems.

This Special Issue will focus on lubricity, lubricity enhancers (i.e., biodiesel), lubricity test methods (advantages/shortcomings), lubricity additives, and operational conditions and requirements.

Dr. Sevim Z. Erhan
Guest Editor


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Lubricants is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.


  • fuel
  • biodiesel
  • lubricity
  • sulfur
  • diesel
  • additives

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Lubricants 2014, 2(4), 206-222; doi:10.3390/lubricants2040206
Received: 26 August 2014 / Revised: 28 September 2014 / Accepted: 30 September 2014 / Published: 26 November 2014
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Last update: 10 December 2013

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