Utilization of Persea Americana Pits as Indelible Ink
Group V (IV-C)
LAZARTE, Miguel Carlos
LEDESMA, Allen Ray
JALIJALI, Joyce Darlene
MONCADA, Aimee Angela
SERRANO, Erica Dale
Mr.Carlito B. Rosales
I. Background of the study
Persea Americana (Avocados) are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world. They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical, and ripens after harvesting. The seed, or pit, of the avocado is rich in nutrition and it has a long history of medicinal use in traditional culture. You can grind an avocado seed in a high-powered blender or food processor for use in smoothies and other foods.
The purpose of this research is to determine if the resin from avocado pits can be used as a replacement for the resin used in the manufacturing of ink for sign pens.
This research project is important in order to know whether or not extracted resin from the crushed avocado pits would be an effective replacement for the normal resin used in manufacturing ink. This research could also help companies, who use ink in their business, to lessen their expenses in making inks because using avocado seeds would surely be cheaper than using the resin they usually use. Another good thing about this research is that we could do something useful with the seeds of avocados. We usually throw these seeds because we know that they are poisonous but now, we found a way to use it effectively. III. Statement of the Problem
There are internal problems considering to this research: (1) To know if the resin can be properly extracted from the slightly crushed pit through several processes to be stated in the methodology (2) To know if the concentrated final solution which would be the new ink be a better or the same to the normal ballpoint pen used.
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