Valenzuela City Science High School A. Marcelo St., Dalandanan, Valenzuela City
The Use of Coconut Shells (Cocos Nucifera mesocarp)
As Green Activated Carbon Fiber
For Muffler Air Filter
De Leon, Glenn Patrick C.
Enmil Jr., Rolando Manuel P.
Santos-Diaz, Zoe Marie C.
Suyat, Pauline Jirah A.
Mr. Albert Tolentino
Aug. 10, 2011
Chapter 1: Introduction
Statement of the Problem A. General problem: 1. How could we use coconut shells to come up to an activated carbon fiber?
B. Specific problem: 1. What would be the duration of transforming the coconut shells to be activated carbon? 2. How can activated carbon fiber help to filter air in vehicle…show more content… The proponents were able to found out that there are a lot of studies before that is related to the one presented now.
Chapter 3: Methodology Materials Quantity | Name of material | 3 kg | Coconut shell | 1 liter | Water | 1 pc | Oven | 1 pc | Burning sink | 2 pc | Plastic pail | 1 pc | Draining stray or Strainer | 1 pc | blender | 2 pc Zipper bags | 25% concentrated solution Calcium chloride (CaC12) and Zinc chloride (Zn C12) | Procedure
First thing to do is to keep all the required materials ready for making activated charcoal: coconut shells (without meat), burning sink, oven, 25 percent concentrated solution of calcium chloride (CaCl2) or zinc chloride (ZnCl2), sterilized water, plastic pail, draining tray, zipper bags and blender. Before starting the procedure, strip off coconut shells, wash thoroughly with clean water and allow them to dry completely. If drying is not done properly, they may be difficult to burn. Add the dried coconut shells in the burning sink by adjusting the temperature to about 600 - 900 degrees Fahrenheit. Maintain the recommended temperature range and burn continuously for about 4 ½ hours or until the