Pansit Pansitan Research

Only available on StudyMode
  • Topic: Bacteria, Antibacterial soap, Soap dispenser
  • Pages : 19 (5461 words )
  • Download(s) : 1390
  • Published : November 9, 2012
Open Document
Text Preview
CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study
Early liquid hand soaps were made primarily for hospitals, restaurants and public facilities where regular hand washing was required. The original soaps were thicker and required a particular type of pump dispenser to deliver the product. The dispensers were expensive in spite of the fact that they clogged easily and were in constant need of repair or replacement. This combination of problems kept liquid soaps out of the household for many years. Eventually, consumer demand for a home version of liquid soap could not be ignored, nor could the additional qualities the customer wanted from the soap be overlooked. Some wanted soap that would soften hands. Some wanted one that soothed irritated skin. Others wanted the antibacterial qualities found in medical versions. This opened the floodgates for the wide variety of liquid hand soap products found in the marketplace today.

Pansit- pansitan (Peperomia pellucida) is a herbal medicine also known as Ulasiman- bato, olasiman- ihalas & tangon-tangon in the Philippines. Pansit- pansitan can be found wild on lightly shaded and damp areas such as nooks, walls, yards and even roofs. Pansit- pansitan has heart shaped leaves, succulent stems with tiny flowers on a spike. There has been a study that the mothanolic extract of the plant has anti microbial properties.

The extract from Pansit- pansitan (Peperomia pellucida), the compound showed significant antibacterial activity against 3 Gram- negatice bacteria (E coli, Staphylococcus aureus, S thyphi.)

The researchers expect that the hand soap, using Pansit- pansitan extract as an active ingredient, will be more efficient and less expensive than the commercial hand soaps.

Statement of the Problem
1. Can Pansit- pansitan liquid hand soap be as good as the commercial liquid hand soap in terms of: 2.1 total mean zone of inhibition?
2.2 reactivity rating?
2.3 inhibitory activity rating?
2. Is there a significant difference between Pansit-pansitan liquid hand soap and commercial liquid hand soap in terms of total mean zone of inhibition? 3. Is there a significant difference between the Pansit-pansitan liquid hand soap and commercial liquid hand soap in terms of reactivity rating? 4. Is there a significant difference between the Pansit-pansitan liquid hand soap and commercial liquid hand soap in terms of inhibitory activity?

Hypotheses
1. Pansit- pansitan liquid hand soap cannot be as good as the commercial liquid hand soap in terms of: 1.1 total mean zone of inhibition?
1.2 reactivity rating?
1.3 inhibitory activity rating?
2. There is no significant difference between the Pansit-pansitan liquid hand soap and commercial liquid hand soap in terms of total mean zone of inhibition. 3. There is no significant difference between the Pansit-pansitan liquid hand soap and commercial liquid hand soap in terms of reactivity. 4. There is no significant difference between the Pansit-pansitan liquid hand soap and commercial liquid hand soap in terms of inhibitory activity. Significance of the Study

Hand is prone in bacteria and can be a vector in transmitting various pathogens that cause diseases. If the Pansit- pansitan hand soap will be effective in reducing bacteria then this can benefit different people in many ways.

One example are the manufacturers of liquid hand soap. Instead of using chemicals which are harmful and hard to find, the manufacturer may have to use Pansit- pansitan extract as an additive ingredient for hand soap. The results of the study can be a reference for future researchers.

Scope and Delimitations
This study primarily focuses on the use of Pansit-pansitan liquid hand soap as an alternative in commercial liquid hand soap.

The other components of making the liquid hand soap including triethanolamine gel solution,...
tracking img