Compare the Efficiency of Banana Peel, Peel Briquettes and Coal in Order to Evaluate Environmentally Friendly Fuel

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Compare the Efficiency of Banana Peel, Peel Briquettes and Coal in Order to Evaluate Environmentally Friendly Fuel

Group 4
Members:
- Dominique Fernandez
- Jay Christian Toring
- David Nathan Valerio
- Chifrey Malto
- Tyrone Asiño

September 3 & 4, 2012
Miss Ermina Dimaunahan
CHAPTER I
THE PROBLEM AND IT`S BACKGROUND

A. Background of the Study The Philippines is a tropical country that is abundant with nutritious and refreshing fruits that Filipinos are fond of eating. Banana is one of the most common fruits that could be found in some Filipino desserts. However, in the process of consumption of these delectable fruits, the peelings that were acquired are either wasted or thrown away. Brilliant minds have formulated a solution
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For the determination of the physical characteristics of the briquettes, the study was limited to the determination of the calorific value, ash content and moisture content of the briquettes. There was also a limitation in the methods of determining the ash content and moisture content due to lack of time. The heat of the sun was not enough to completely absorb the moisture of the briquettes, and the use of an oven is more appropriate. In burning the briquettes, the use of denatured alcohol was not enough to completely burn the briquettes, and the use of a furnace is more appropriate.
G. Definition of Terms

Ash Content The grayish-white to black, soft solid residue of combustion (The Grolier International Dictionary 1988)

Calorific Value This is the amount of heat liberated by the complete combustion of unit mass of a fuel briquette (Dictionary of Physics, 1991)

Fuel Briquette An organic block of a flammable material that is the output of this study.

Banana Peeling It is the peeling of the fruit belonging to the genus Musa that is a main component in the production of the briquettes.

Moisture Content The diffuse wetness that can be felt as condensed liquid of bthe briquettes. (The Grolier International Dictionary 1988)

CHAPTER II
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE AND STUDIES

Yearly, huge amounts of agricultural residues and forest waste are produced. But these are either wasted or burnt

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