Monday, November 19, 2007

The Feasibility of Banana (Musa paradisiaca) Peel as an Alternative Source of Floorwax Making

I:ABSTRACT

The researcher conduct this study due to economics crisis nowadays. It's aim to create a product of floorwax which is cheaper and could give the same quality which the commercial one could give through banana.

This step was made by the researcher to make a floorwax out of banana peel:first, he mix 800g paraffin wax w/100g,polyethylene wax,then, it was meltd in a low fire. While still hot, add wax crystals and technical dye and stir the mixture. Then, add 3.2 liters of kerosene. After mixing, add the banana peel, Stir it and leave it after 3min. then pour in a desired mold or container &allow to harden.

This researcher concluded that this project was cheaper than the commercial one. It could also be an alternative one.

II:ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The researcher would like to give his warm heart-felt gratitude to the persons wich give their knowledge regarding this project and helped to conduct this for the success of the researher.

The parents, which gave thier full support to the researcher through expenses, time and efforts.

The classmates and friends of the researcher ,which are always there for him and also contribute ideas and thoughts.

To the reasercher subject teacher, Ms. Balve Granido, for sharing her ideas and knowledge for this project and understanding the researcher for the failures in conduting this study.

Last but not the least, to our dear God, fer guiding and protecting the researcher always and for giving those persons to made this all possible.

III:TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER I Introduction

  • Background of the Study
  • Statement of the problem
  • Hypothesis
  • Significance of the study
  • Scope and limitations
  • Definition of terms
  • Materials

CHAPTER II Review and Related Literature

CHAPTER III Methodology

CHAPTER IV Result and discission

CHAPTER V Conclusion & Recommendation

CHAPTER VI Bibliography

Chapter I : Introduction



-Background of the Study-

As of now, our country is facing a great crisis in economy. The researcher found out that in school, they required using of floor wax (commercial) to prevent the floor shiny. Even in the houses, floor wax is being use. So, the researcher decided to make a floor wax which is very affordable and can give an equal quality as the commercial can.

-Statement of the problem-

a) Can banana be an alternative source in making a floor wax?

-Hypothesis-

a) Banana can't be an alternative source in making a floor wax.

b) Banana can be an alternative source in making a floor wax.

-Significance of the Study-

This study can give benefits to the people specially to the poor once, to have a good business and also to save a money for their other needs. Specially in schools, it will give a benefit to the students as well as their parents to save money.

-Scope and Limitations-

This study is only limited for the investigation of banana (Musa paradisiaca) used as alternative source for floor wax making. The researcher chose this study for further investigation if the banana can be an effective source for floor wax.

-Definition of terms-

a) Banana - a tropical fruit
b) Floor wax - a substance used for shining floors.

-Materials-

*Banana peelings *Technical Dye (if desire) *Scraper *Kerosene *Wax Crystals * Container

Chapter II:Review and Related Literature
BANANA is the common name for a fruit and also the herbaceous plants of the genus Musa which produce the commonly eaten fruit. They are native to the tropical region of Southeast Asia and Australia. Today, they are cultivated throughout the tropics.
Banana plants are of the family Musaceae. They are cultivated primarily for their fruit, and to a lesser extent for the production of fibre and as ornamental plants. As the bananas are mainly tall, upright, and fairly sturdy, they are often mistaken for trees, when the truth is the main or upright stem is called a pseudostem, literally meaning "fake stem", which for some species can obtain a height of up to 2–8 m, with leaves of up to 3.5 m in length. Each pseudostem would produce a bunch of yellow, green, or even red bananas before dying and being replaced by another pseudostem.
Banana leaves are widely used as plates and for lining cooking pits and for wrapping food for cooking or storage. A section of leaf often serves as an eye-shade. In Latin America, it is a common practice during rains to hold a banana leaf by the petiole, upside-down, over one's back as an "umbrella" or "raincoat". The leaves of the 'Fehi' banana are used for thatching, packing, and cigarette wrappers.
Chapter III:Methodology
1)Mix 800g. paraffin wax w/ 100g. polyethylene wax.
2)Melt the materials in a low fire.
3)While still not add wax crystals (optional)and technical dye (desired color).Stir the mixture.
4)Add 3.2 Liters of kerosene.
5)add the Banana peel.
6)Pour in a desired mold or container and allow to harden.
Chapter IV:Result and Discussion
As the researcher conduct this study, the researcher found out the following:
SUBJECT # BANANA FLOOR WAX COMMERCIAL
1 Shine more shine
2 more shine shine
3 Shine more shine
Based on the ff. data, the researcher made a better study related to this project and found out that banana floor wax could give also almost the same quality which the commerial one could give.
Chapter V:Conclusion & Recommendation
The researcher would highly recommended that we could use banana floor wax instead of busy commercial floor wax in the market because its is cheaper and fits in our budget. the researcher therefore concluded that banana floor wax could be used as an alternative source of commercial one.
Chapter VI:Bibliography

5 comments:

Balve said...

Where's your floor wax made? I have not seen it. I doubt if you have really conducted an experiment on this. You shoud not place any data here that is not true because it will mislead the reader.Please conduct the actual experiment on this even if you are already cleared so that your conscience will set you free.

Ding said...

wait, what is the purpose of using banana in making your floor wax?
You even not indicate what banana can do in making the floor shine.

Ian Xavier Obiasada said...

Actually, I have just read your research study and I agree to both of them. And another, you must post a picture of your output.

Roel Bobis said...

Nice article I'm still looking for affordable floor wax suppliers in the Philippines

berryl ann marie hungoy said...

Where can we buy paraffin and polythylene wax?