Title

The effects of Aluminum Oxide and Manganese Iron Oxide nanoparticles on the extraction of motor oil from Bucephala albeola feathers

Author(s)

Jay Patel, SVHS

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Environmental Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

As the industrial revolution increased demands and sales, petroleum has risen to be the largest import. There is an increase in the amount of oil and petroleum being spilled and they are proving to be hazardous to the wildlife, including a variety of bird species. The purpose of this experiment was to find a more effective way to extract oil from Bucephala albeola feathers than the current method, which is not efficient. It was hypothesised that if Aluminum Oxide and Manganese Iron Oxide nanoparticles were used to extract oil, then the Manganese Iron Oxide nanoparticles more effective than the Aluminum Oxide nanoparticles at removing oil from the Bucephala albeola feathers. Twenty feathers had motor oil applied to them, and half were treated with Aluminum Oxide nanoparticles and the others with Manganese Iron Oxide nanoparticles. They were then massed before and after the extraction process. A two sample t-test (t(9)=5.53,p<0.001) determined that there was a significant difference between the two treatments. The Aluminum Oxide nanoparticles had an average difference of 0.220 grams after the extraction while the average difference for Manganese Iron Oxide was 0.0255 grams. In conclusion, the treatment consisting of the Aluminum Oxide nanoparticles was more efficient at removing the oil.

Location

Lassiter 222

Start Date

4-14-2018 11:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

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Apr 14th, 11:30 AM

The effects of Aluminum Oxide and Manganese Iron Oxide nanoparticles on the extraction of motor oil from Bucephala albeola feathers

Lassiter 222

As the industrial revolution increased demands and sales, petroleum has risen to be the largest import. There is an increase in the amount of oil and petroleum being spilled and they are proving to be hazardous to the wildlife, including a variety of bird species. The purpose of this experiment was to find a more effective way to extract oil from Bucephala albeola feathers than the current method, which is not efficient. It was hypothesised that if Aluminum Oxide and Manganese Iron Oxide nanoparticles were used to extract oil, then the Manganese Iron Oxide nanoparticles more effective than the Aluminum Oxide nanoparticles at removing oil from the Bucephala albeola feathers. Twenty feathers had motor oil applied to them, and half were treated with Aluminum Oxide nanoparticles and the others with Manganese Iron Oxide nanoparticles. They were then massed before and after the extraction process. A two sample t-test (t(9)=5.53,p<0.001) determined that there was a significant difference between the two treatments. The Aluminum Oxide nanoparticles had an average difference of 0.220 grams after the extraction while the average difference for Manganese Iron Oxide was 0.0255 grams. In conclusion, the treatment consisting of the Aluminum Oxide nanoparticles was more efficient at removing the oil.