Title: Extract of Squash Seeds as an Organic Rust Inhibitor
Researchers: Aguilar, Sandino Michael Angelo Alejo, Gymboy, Agripa, Cyril Ann, Baloloy, Alyssa Mae, Zamudio, Catherine
Corrosion is the phenomenon of a material as a result of its interaction with its environment, which is applied mostly to metals particularly to their reaction with oxygen. Rust inhibitor that when added to liquids decreases the corrosion rates of a material. The researchers proposed for a rust inhibitor made of extract of squash seeds to prove if it is applicable as an alternative product. This proposed study only covers the effectiveness of the product and also the effectiveness of ratio content of ingredients that may benefit to the students, teachers, future researchers, and especially if guaranteed in the field of metal industry.
This research study entitled “Extract of Squash Seeds as an Organic Rust Inhibitor” focuses on the capability of squash seeds extract to inhibit or rather remove rust from metals. The study utilizes almost 150 pieces of dried squash seeds, a cup boiled water, recycled oil for coating and also a pounding medium. The researchers used the materials by pounding the squash seeds that will result in a finely extracted seeds and mixed with the ingredients. The testing procedure will see the effectiveness of the said inhibitor.
As a whole, the product is effective as an alternative rust inhibitor but in low quality than the commercialized product. The observation made an outcome that the product reduced the rust composition of the metal that will support to the idea of the research observation.
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