Mapape Dust Fuel Briquette

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Mapape dust Fuel Briquette
Mango (Mangifera)
Papaya (Carica)
Sawdust
Fuel Briquette

Researchers:

Shean Kyle L. Cañaveral
Riz Bernice B. Abuzo
Jules Lyndon A. Dorongon
Melba A. Del Rosario

Research I – B Adviser
Mrs. Ramonita F. Calumpang

ABSTRACT

The study aimed to produce a fuel briquette which is easy to make and affordable. The chief ingredients of the said product are mango peelings, papaya peelings, and sawdust.

The researchers gathered all the equipments and ingredients namely: mango and papaya peelings, sawdust, cutting board, knife or kitchen scissors, strainer, measuring cup, analytical balance and blender.

In this research, all the materials and ingredients were first gathered. Next, the knife or kitchen scissors was used to cut the peelings into smaller pieces. The peelings were placed in a blender and were blended. A strainer was used to remove the excess liquid from the peelings. Analytical balance was used to measure the mango and papaya peelings and sawdust in each trial per set-up and was mixed together. After, it was molded into briquettes using a measuring cup and it was left under the sun to harden.

There were three trials per set-up that was prepared by the researchers, set-up A (trial 1) with 10 grams of mango peelings, 10 grams of papaya peelings and 5 grams of sawdust, set-up A (trial 2) with 10 grams of mango peelings, 10 grams of papaya peelings and 3 grams of sawdust, set-up A (trial 3) with 10 grams of mango peelings, 10 grams of papaya peelings and 2 grams of sawdust. Set-up B (trial 1) with 6 grams of mango peelings, 10 grams of papaya peelings and 5 grams of sawdust, set-up B (trial 2) with 8 grams of mango peelings, 10 grams of papaya peelings and 5 grams of sawdust, set-up B (trial 3) with 4 grams of mango peelings, 10 grams of papaya peelings and 5 grams of sawdust. Set-up C (trial 1) with 10 grams of mango peelings, 5 grams of papaya peelings and 5 grams of sawdust, set-up C (trial 2) with 10 grams of mango peelings, 7 grams of papaya peelings and 5 grams of sawdust, set-up C (trial 3) with 10 grams of mango peelings, 3 grams of papaya peelings and 5 grams of sawdust.

The researchers rated each trial per set-up to come up with the best trial of each set-up in terms of effectiveness and odor from scale 1-10. After, the respondents were requested to rate the product in terms of its effectiveness and odor from scale (1) as the lowest and ten (10) as the highest rating. After the respondents rated the product, it shows that set-up C (trial 2) is selected as the best trial of each set-up. The researchers then concluded that in making fuel briquettes, mango peelings, papaya peelings and sawdust can be used as the main ingredients in making fuel briquette.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT

First of all, for the success of this project, we would like to thank our ever good Lord for always guiding us and also for blessing us with this great opportunity of learning, also to our research adviser Mrs. Ramonita F. Calumpang for guiding us on constructing this project, to our friends, neighbors, classmates and especially to our parents who supported us financially throughout this project.

We thank you all so much!

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I. INTRODUCTION

A.Background of the Study

The Philippines is a tropical country that is abundant with nutritious and refreshing fruits that Filipinos are fond of eating. Papaya and mango are two of the most common fruits that could be found in some Filipino desserts. However, in the process of consumption of these delectable fruits, the peelings that were acquired are either wasted or thrown away. Brilliant minds have formulated a solution to recycle these organic wastes and make them into something useful, a fuel briquette. It is basically composed of organic materials and could be used like a charcoal. Sawdusts are also thrown away by people because they thought it was useless. So, the researchers thought of something to make it useful....
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