The boron active axiom cement, produced with colemanite additive to the clinker raw material, has been developed within the scope of the cooperation with the Cement developed and the TSE standard has been created with the code TS 13353. Within the scope of the project carried out in cooperation with DSI-Technical Research and Quality Control Department, the properties of the concrete produced with borite active belit cement were examined and the project report was published as “BOREN Publication No. 1. The water channel was covered with 3.600 m concrete road with boron cement. Road performance is monitored by the General Directorate of Highways, while water channel concrete performance is monitored by DSI. Our initiatives for commercial production or public investments continue.
Sodium Boron Hydride
As a result of the studies carried out within the scope of the project titled "Sodium Boron Hydride Synthesis and Pilot Production", which was carried out and completed in cooperation between our Institute and TÜBİTAK-MAM Chemical Institute, the pilot plant of 2 kg / charge capacity has been established for sodium borohydride production on an area of 12 (m) x 8 (m) on the premises of TÜBİTAK-MAM and trimethylborate production can also be realized at the pilot plant. In order to commercialize the product produced in the project, an information meeting was held on 02.04.2009 for the transition to industrial production with the participation of industry representatives. Industrialization studies are continuing.
A patent certificate has been obtained for the production technology of the product synthesized within the scope of the project supported by our institute and carried out at Istanbul Technical University. The same product can be produced as a by-product in the production of sodium boron hydride.
Two direct sodium boron hydride fuel cells (DSBH-YP) of 100 Watt and 1 kWatt were produced within the scope of the projects carried out in cooperation between our Institute and TÜBİTAK-MAM Energy Institute. In the project titled "Sodium Borohydride Fuel Cell Vehicle" 3 kW fuel cell (95% domestic production) has been produced to be used in vehicle application. Plates, catalysts and membrane electrode units were produced within the scope of the project and fuel cell system integration was made. The vehicle can accelerate to 80 km / h and travel 150 km with full tank.
In the “BOREN TÜBİTAK-MAM Boron and Hydrogen Technologies Competence Center”, established within the organization of TÜBİTAK MAM Energy Institute with the cooperation of BOREN and TÜBİTAK-MAM, activities are carried out in the technology, infrastructure, knowledge and applications of the products in different fields obtained within the scope of the projects supported to date in connection with the fuel cell.
Boron Doped Ceramics
While boron was used in the glazing processes of ceramics, a study was carried out with the use of boron in the ceramic body in cooperation with the Ceramic Research Center (SAM) and it was revealed that the use of boron decreased the production temperature and increased the production speed in addition to the strength of ceramics. The results of the project were shared with the sector in different environments.
Boron Doped Brick Production
It is intended to obtain a lighter, higher strength product and gain a new product for the construction sector with the contribution of B2O3 and boron waste as binder instead of cement to pumice / perlite mixture being the main raw material in brick production. For this purpose, laboratory-scale trials have been completed in the project activity titled "Industrial Scale Boron Doped Perlite / Pumice Brick Production and Determination of Physico-Mechanical Properties". High strength values (2.5-3.5 MPa), low unit volume weight (300-600 kg / m3), low heat conduction (0.09-0.12 W / mK) and high sound retention (40-50 dB) ) feature have been determined in the analyses conducted on the bricks obtained in the activities.
Low-Flammable Wood Sheet
Within the framework of the cooperation with Kastamonu Wood Industry, preliminary research and trial productions have been carried out for the use of boron chemicals as flame retardants. It was determined that the samples for which B1 and B2 non-flammability tests were conducted meet the class B2 and close to meet the class B1.
Boron Nitride Coatings
Cubic boron nitride coating was developed from hexagonal boron nitride welding using the PVD Magnetron Sputtering Production Technology. In addition to the characterization processes of coatings produced by the device produced by a local company, the results obtained from the performance measurements in various applications, especially cutting tools and molds, were positive.