Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Boron Technology KIM 601 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ALİ OSMAN AYDIN
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Course Objective To educate the students about strategically important element boron. To present industrial knowledge about boron and boron derivatives. To teach borax, boric acid, and per-borate production technologies. In these process, to present some examples about mass balance calculations.
Course Content Properties of elemental boron, boron mineral, boron reserves, boric acid and production technologies, borax and production technologies, sodium per-borate and production technologies. Problems and solutions in borax and boric acid and perborate production. Boron carbide and boron nitride production technologies. The usage area of boron compounds; glass, porcelain, cleaning reagents, agriculture, metallurgy and nuclear industry.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Outlines properties and usage areas of elemental boron. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam,
2 Presents the fundamental information of boron minerals. Lecture, Discussion, Demonstration, Testing, Homework,
3 Explains boron technology applications in industrial scale. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam,
4 Explains boric acid and its production processes by classifying. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam,
5 Argues borax and its production processes. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 Argues perborate and its production processes. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
7 Explains boron carbide and boron nitride technologies. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam,
8 Solves the matter balance in boron production processes. Lecture, Discussion, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction and history of boron
2 Elemental boron, production and application area
3 Boron ore and formation of boron resources
4 The position of boron ore in the world and boron resources in the world.
5 Boric acid and production processes
6 Boric acid production methods from colemanite
7 Boric acid production from tincal
8 Boric acid production from other sources
9 Midterm exam
10 Borax and borax production from salty lakes
11 Borax production from tincal
12 Dry borax and other borax production methods
13 Sodium perboratre and production methods
14 Boron carbide and boron nitride production
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Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 In addition to expanding and making deeper the knowledge established on undergraduate education in a same or different area, reaches the knowledge by doing research and also improves his or her knowledge to the expertise level by doing evaluation and practice. X
2 Utilizing incomplete or limited data in his or her study area expands the knowledge by experimental methods and use those obtained knowledge by scientific, social and ethical responsibility. X
3 Constructs a problem independently and solves the problem by proposing an experimental solution method and applies to the advance level research by evaluating the results. X
4 Transfers systematically the current developments and his or her advance level studies to the other related or nonrelated groups as written, orally and visually.
5 Develops new strategic approach and produces solutions by taking responsibility in unexpected and complicated situations in his or her area of practice.
6 Develops advance strategic, political and practice plans and evaluates the obtained results within the framework of quality process in his or her study area. X
7 - Has advance level oral or written communication ability in one of well known foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale”, Level B1).
8 Has knowledge for software and hardware about computers, uses information and communication technologies.
9 Protecting scientific, social, and ethical values, teaches and controls these values in the steps of collection, evaluation and announcement of data in the international arena. X
10 Applies the digested knowledge and problem solving ability in advance level studies among the different disciplines. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 70
1. Ödev 15
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 15
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Assignment 1 10 10
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 10 10
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 151
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.04
dersAKTSKredisi 6