Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 44, Pages: 1-6
Mark Paul A. Covita1,* and Reizel Emilfroi R. Villanueva2
Objectives: This research study determined the feasibility of a home-made floor polisher. Specifically, it designed, fabricated and evaluated the home-made floor polisher and determined the machine efficiency and its cost. Methods and analysis: One may find it more effective to use an electric floor polisher to clean and polish rather than brushing and polishing manually using the traditional coconut husk floor scrub. The device was tested and compared with the commercial one. They were tested in the same area and dirtiness. The data gathered comprised of time consumed in polishing and concluded that improvised floor polisher is effective in polishing and is cost-effective. Findings: Based on the data gathered, the home-made floor polisher is more efficient than the commercial polisher in terms of cleaning efficiency and capability. It also helps reduce waste because the parts are made of recycled items from the defective washing machine or any devices used in electric motors. It can also help to lessen the pollution as the husk can have myriad uses instead of burning. The home-made floor polisher can help people in our community for a faster completion of assigned task in scrubbing the floor with less energy input. Instead of buying the materials needed, the motor from a defective washing machine appropriate for the use of floor polisher is a good way for minimising expenses. The developed home-made floor polisher will serve as a basis not only for students, teachers or instructors but also future researchers to be able to build, develop and improvise more products relative to the materials used in the study. Application: The improvised home-made floor polisher is very efficient in terms of its power consumption, cleaning efficiency and capability. It is very effective in polishing floor cement compared to commercial one.
Keywords: Fabrication, Evaluation, Efficiency, Polisher, Brushing, Development.
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