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The Efficiency of Used Motor Oil As An Additive Component in the Production of Candle

 

Celene Angeli Dumaguing, Sharry Basilio, Rodolfo Pasion and Jearen Hesed Balagan

2nd Runner-Up, Applied Science, Team Category 2010 Division Science Fair and Quest

Bagabag National High School, Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya

Researchers:                

Celene Angeli Dumaguing

Sharry Basilio

Rodolfo Pasion

Jearen Hesed Balagan

Research Advisers:      

Cathelyn C. Mariano

Ana Norinyl R. Clemor

 

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the effect of used motor oil as an additive component in candle making.

The researchers collected used motor oil from motor shops and set them aside while preparing improvised candle molders. The improvised molders which were made from used carton boxes were shaped like cylinder tube-like with sizes like ordinary candles.

Ordinary candles and left over from used candles were used.  These were melted and then used oil was added before they were solidified.

Three treatments were used in the study to determine how effective or useful used oil is as additive. The flame, the smoke and life of candles were observed to determine which treatment is effective.

Results revealed that the commercial candle was still the best to use however used oil can still be an additive in candle making.

Household consumers on the other hand generally accepted the used oil as good additive in candle making but commented that perfume should have been added to improve the smell because the smell of used oil is not pleasant.

 

 

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