Floor Wax from Banana Essay
In this day, floor polishes are mostly made from synthetic materials, which could be too expensive for a lot of people. This project involves making a cheap alternative to commercially available floor polishes through the use of banana peels, kerosene, paraffin and polyethylene wax crystals. Instead of just throwing banana peels away, the researchers have decided to put them to good use by making floor polish out of them. This project highlights that floor polishes made from banana peels are cheaper than, yet as effective as those available commercially.
We prepared banana peelings and cut into pieces and measured the desired amount of paraffin wax, polyethylene wax and kerosene …show more content…
IV. METHODOLOGY A. Materials / Equipment large mixing pot 28 oz. paraffin wax crystals 3 ½ polyethylene wax crystals 6 ¾ pt. kerosene Peels from 10 to 15 full-sized bananas, slice into pieces 10 sq. ft muslin sheet 5 to 10 glass jars B. Treatment / General Procedure In a large mixing pot, we mixed 28 oz. of paraffin wax crystals and 3 ½ oz. of polyethylene wax crystals. We let it melt over low heat until the crystals are thoroughly blended and melted. Then we poured in 6 ¾ pt of kerosene and stirred it thoroughly without removing from heat. After stirring, we slowly added the sliced fresh peels from 10 to 15 full-sized bananas. We did it one at a time and stirred the mixture until the peelings has thoroughly disappeared beneath the surface. We continually stirred the mixture for three minutes at a low heat for another fifteen minutes to allow the wax in the banana peels to thoroughly mix with the oils of the solution. After 15 minutes, we removed the pot from the heat, strained it using a muslin sheet into the jars or molds while it was warm. We then