Anorganic/Organic Technology Researh Group (ATEKLAB)

RESEARCH GROUP
• Prof. Dr. Taner TOĞRUL
• Prof. Dr. Hasip YENİOVA
• Prof. Dr. Ali KARADUMAN
• Assist. Prof. Dr. Emir H. ŞİMŞEK
• Assist. Prof. Dr. Emine YAĞMUR

PhD Students
• Eda Öz
•Soner Yağmur

Ms Students
•Mehmet Engin ÇELEN
•Nazmiye Karaca
•Tuğba S. Yağmur
•Çiğdem Çelikgöğüs
•Maksat Agacumayev
• M. Kemal Gülşen

RESEARCH AREA
• Energy (Fossil fuels, biomass, hydrogen and fuel cell)
• Environmental Researches (utilization of plastic and petrochemical wastes)
• Boron researches (production of borohydrates and derivatives)
• Catalyst Development (Metallic and zeolite catalysis)
• Hydrogen production and storage

CURRENT PhD and MS STUDIES

PhD STUDIES
• UV irradiation on the liquefaction of coal in the presence of catalayst
Researcher: Filiz Karacan, Supervisior: Prof. Dr. Taner Toğrul
• Catalytic pyrolysis of plastic wastes in a continiously operating reactor
Researcher: Melike Kıroğlu, Supervisior: Prof. Dr. Ali Y. Bilgesü
• Fullerene Production in Tubular Reactor
Researcher: Akif SESLİ, Supervisior: Doç. Dr. Burhanettin ÇİÇEK

MS Studies
• Utilization of PETKÝM heavy aromatic residues
Researcher: Evrim Alp, Supervisior: Yrd. Doç. Dr. Emir H. Şimşek
• Hydrogen production from renewable energy resources
Researcher: Ahmet Olgun, Supervisior: Yrd. Doç. Dr. Emir H. Şimşek
• Hydrogenation of alkyl aromatic compounds on synthetic and natural zeolite
Researcher: Eda Öz, Supervisior: Prof. Dr. Hasip Yeniova
•Praperation of catalyst from natural zeolith and testing
Researcher: Özge Kurtuluş, Supervisior: Prof. Dr. Hasip Yeniova
• Fullerene yields obtained from cathodic deposits
Researcher: Mustafa Oymael, Supervisior: Doç. Dr. Burhanettin Çiçek
• Hydrogenation of LDPE pyrolysis products
Researcher: Soner Altın , Supervisior: Prof. Dr. Ali Y. Bilgesü
• Co-pyrolysis of LDPE and coal
Researcher: Ufuk Öksüz, Supervisior: Prof. Dr. Ali Y. Bilgesü

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
• Çiçek,B., Effect of Residence Time on Fullerene Yield, Fullerene Science and Technology, 9, 10, 2001
• Çiçek, B., Kenar, A., Nazır, H., Simultaneous Determination of C60 and C70 Fullerenes by a Spectrophotometric Method, Fullerene Science and Technology, 9, 1, 2001
• Karaduman, A., Şimşek, E.H., Çiçek, B., Bilgesü, A.Y., ” Flash Pyrolysis of Polystyrene Wastes in a Free-fall Reactor under Vacuum” Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 60 (2), 179-186 (2001).
• Şimşek, E.H., Karaduman, A., Olcay, A., Liquefaction of Turkish coals in tetralin with microwaves, Fuel Processing Technology, 73, 111-125 (2001).
• Karaduman, A., Şimşek, E.H., Çiçek, B., Bilgesü, A.Y., “Thermal Degradation of Polystyrene Wastes in Various Solvents”, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 62 (2), 273-280 (2001).
• Mesci N., Şenelt, A., Toğrul, T., Olcay, A., Effect acid treatment on volumetric swelling ratios of coals, Turk J Chem , 25, 287-403(2001)
• Şimşek, E.H., Karaduman, A., Olcay, A., Investigation of dissolution mechanism of six Turkish coals in tetralin with microwave energy, Fuel, 80, 2181-2188 (2001).
• Gürü, M., Bilgesü, A.Y., Pamuk, V., “Production of Oxalic Asid from Sugar Beet Molasses by Formed Nitrogen Oxides”, Bioresource Technology 77, 81-86 (2001).
• Dişbudak, H., Uslu, İ., Bilgesü, A.Y., Gündüz, G., Boron Carbide Deposition on Urania and Urania-Gradolinia Fuels, Nuclear Technology, Vol. 135, 286-294, Sep. (2001).
• Karaduman, A., “Pyrolysis of Polystyrene Plastic Wastes with Some Organic Compounds for Enhancing Styrene Yied”, Energy Sources, 24 (7), 667-674 (2002).
• Karaduman, A., Şimşek, E.H., “Thermal Degradation Mechanism of Low Density Polyethylene Waste in Cyclohexane”, Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 9 (2), 87-92 (2002).
• Karaduman, A., Şimşek, E.H., Koçak, M.Ç., Bilgesü, A.Y., “Use of Cyclohexane as Solvent in Thermal Degradation of Low Density Polyethylene Wastes”, Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 41(4), 767-776 (2002).
• Alibeyli, R., Yeniova, H., Bilgesü, A.Y., Karaduman, A., “Kinetic Peculiarity of Co-Production of Benzene and Naphthalene from Aromatic Mixture by Thermal Hydrodealkylation”, Petroleum Science and Technology, 20 (1&2) 49-63 (2002).
• Şimşek, E.H., Karaduman, A., Çalışkan, S., Togrul, T., The effect of preswelling and/or pretreatment of some Turkish coals on the supercritical fluid extraction yield, Fuel, 81 503-506 (2002).
• Şimşek, E.H., Karaduman, A., Toğrul, T., The effect of moisture on the liquefaction of some Turkish coals in tetralin with microwave energy, Energy Sources, 24 (7) 675-684, (2002).
• Karaduman A., Koçak M.Ç., Bilgesü A.Y. Flash vacuum pyrolysis of low density polyethylene in a free-fall reactor, Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 42(2), 181-191 (2003).
• Alibeyli, R., Karaduman, A., Yeniova, H., Ateş, A., Bilgesü, A.Y., “Development of a Polyfunctional Catalyst for Benzene Production from Pyrolsis Gasoline”, Applied Catalyst A: General, 238 (2): 279-287 (2003)

Book Chapter:
•Bilgesu, A.Y., Koçak, M.Ç., Karaduman, A. Feedstock Recycling and Pyrolysis of Waste Plastics (Eds. J. Scheirs and W. Kaminsky), Chapter 23. Waste Plastic Pyrolysis in Free-Fall Reactors, John Wiley and Sons Ldt, 2006.

CURRENT PROJECTS
• Chemical feedstock productin from plactic wastes, (DPT Project, 98-12-07-500 ).
• Investigation of linear alcohol production from LDPE wastes.(Ankara University BAP, 2000.07.05.036).
• The effect of microwave receptor on coal liquefaction, (Ankara University BAP, 2002.07.45.001)
• UV irradiation on the liquefaction of coal in the presence of catalyst , (Ankara University BAP, 2002.07.45.005)
• The effect of additives on polymerization kinetic of composite fuels, (Ankara University BAP, 2001.07050042)
• Hydrogenation of alkyl aromatic compounds over synthetic and nature zeolite, (Ankara University BAP, 2002.0745010)
• The effect of residence time on fullerene yield and selectivity, (TÜBÝTAK, MÝSAG-187)
• Production of naphthalene and dimethylnaphthalenes from heavy aromayic residue of PETKÝM, (Ankara University BAP, 2002.07.45.007)
• Catalyst development for BTX production from alkylbenzene, (Ankara University BAP, Submitted)

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• Anorganic/Organic Technology Research Laboratory

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