Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Emerson G. Cobb


Wax has been extracted from pest formations in Europe and especially in Britain. However, little or no work have been done in the United States.

The increased demand for waxes and the limited supply of domestic origin has made the study of the sources and characteristics of domestic waxes desirable. Extensive work have been done with montan wax, which is similar to peat wax, in the United States.

The object of this research is to establish a suitable process for extraction of wax from pest material, and to determine the chemical and physical nature of the wax. The process may not be made economically sound, yet it may be of value to the nation's economy.



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