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Methods to improve lubricity of fuels and lubricants

United States Patent

June 16, 2009
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A method for providing lubricity in fuels and lubricants includes adding a boron compound to a fuel or lubricant to provide a boron-containing fuel or lubricant. The fuel or lubricant may contain a boron compound at a concentration between about 30 ppm and about 3,000 ppm and a sulfur concentration of less than about 500 ppm. A method of powering an engine to minimize wear, by burning a fuel containing boron compounds. The boron compounds include compound that provide boric acid and/or BO.sub.3 ions or monomers to the fuel or lubricant.
Erdemir; Ali (Naperville, IL)
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
10/ 903,705
July 30, 2004
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was conceived under Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratories. The United States Government has certain rights in this invention.