Diapers Lab Report

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Title: Comparing the absorbency rate of different brands of diapers. Introduction: Many parents these days find it difficult to make the right choice on different brands of diapers. The choices may seem endless when searching for a disposable diaper. They select the diapers after seeing the advertisements. Once they start using the diapers they will be facing problems like, wetting, rashes and burns in babies. A disposable diaper is generally composed of an inner layer of polyester that allows liquids to pass through to a layer of absorbent material, and an outer waterproof plastic layer of polyethene film. A disposable diaper's absorbent core contains wood pulp (usually bleached white with chlorine) and super-absorbent polymers, usually…show more content…
Take a brand of diaper and measure the central part with a ruler drawing a square of 10cmx10cm. 2. Cut the square out. 3. Write the brand name on the diaper. 4. Measure 500 ml of water with measuring cylinder. 5. Pour the 500 ml of water in the aluminum tray. 6. Place the square piece of diaper in the tray with 500 ml of water. 7. Start the stopwatch right when you place the diaper in the water. 8. Wait for five minutes for water to absorb into the diaper. 9. Remove the diaper after 5 minutes and allow it to drip for 15 second so the water access water drips back into the tray. 10. Pour the remaining water into the measuring cylinder. 11. Measure the amount of water in the cylinder. 12. Subtract the amount of water that is in the measuring cylinder from the original amount of 500ml. 13. Record the amount of water that the diaper absorbed (original – final) 14. Repeat all the steps for all the 5 brands of diapers. 15. Repeat each brand 3 times and find the average. Raw Data: Brand 1-Pampers Brand Initial Volume (±1.0ml) Final Volume (±1.0ml) Pampers 500ml 353ml Pampers 500ml 262ml Pampers 500ml

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