One of the major obstacles in the metalworking fluids industry is how to detect and reduce bacterial contamination. These fluids are used to cool and lubricate machinery, inhibit corrosion and reduce swarf. But once bacterial growth starts in a fluid, it can lead to reduced fluid performance, machine breakdown, and even sick machine operators if they inhale potentially toxic fumes.
A fast but accurate method is needed to evaluate and predict the antibacterial capacity of fluids—but such a…
Source URL: Engineers Develop New Method to Measure Metalworking Fluid Resistance to Bacteria
Source Website: Advance Engineering – Engineering.com