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Turan C.,Iskenderun Technical University
Biochemical Systematics and Ecology | Year: 2015

Microsatellites were used to investigate population genetic structure of Atlantic bonito Sarda sarda from the Black Sea, Marmara Sea, Aegean Sea, north-eastern Mediterranean Sea and Adriatic Sea. Overall average observed heterozygosity was high (0.93). Average observed heterozygosity per locus ranged from 0.79 to 0.98. Pairwise FST estimates for all loci between populations ranged from 0 to 0.07626, and significant FST values (P < 0.001) were detected between populations; the Blacks Sea and Marmara Sea samples were not significantly different from each other, but significant different from the other samples, and Aegean Sea and north-eastern Mediterranean Sea samples were also not significantly different from each other, but significantly different from all other samples. The Adriatic Sea sample was significant different from all other samples. The Mantel test revealed a significant (P < 0.001, r = 0.68) isolation-by-distance for these 11 populations. Neighbour-joining analysis clustered the Black Sea and Marmara Sea samples together while collections from Aegean Sea and north-eastern Mediterranean Sea were clustered close to each other and far from the others. On the other hand, the Adriatic Sea collection presented very distinctive relationship from the others. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Ozbay E.,Iskenderun Technical University | Erdemir M.,Adana Cement Factory Iskenderun Plant | Durmus H.I.,Adana Cement Factory Iskenderun Plant
Construction and Building Materials | Year: 2016

Ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) is a byproduct from the blast-furnaces of iron and it is a very beneficial in the mortar and concrete production. The present paper reviews the literature related to the utilization and the efficiency of GGBFS on the properties of mortar/concrete. Firstly, general information about GGBFS production, reaction mechanism and heat of hydration are presented. Then, workability, setting time, bleeding, rheological properties, slump loss, segregation resistance and early age cracking potential and finishability are addressed among the fresh concrete properties. Strength and rate of strength gain, modulus of elasticity, creep, shrinkage, influence of curing on performance of GGBFS, permeability, resistance to freeze/thaw cycles, carbonation resistance, deicing salt scaling, alkali-silica reaction and sulfate attack are among reviewed hardened concrete properties. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Bikce M.,Iskenderun Technical University
Natural Hazards | Year: 2016

Considering the possibility of the reoccurrence of the earthquakes in which loss of life and property have accrued, the possibility of future losses can be minimized. In Turkey, although the information about the fatalities and damaged buildings might be contrived in the resources, those have limited information and contain substantial differences. Moreover, that information might not be presented in a common database. Some information presented by Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster & Emergency Management Authority, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute and United States Geological Survey is inconsistent not only in the number of earthquakes, fatalities, damaged buildings, the magnitude and intensity of earthquakes, but also at the date of the same earthquake. In this study, first, the resources providing the data regarding the earthquakes causing fatalities and damage between 1900 and 2014 in Turkey have been analyzed. Then, through examining all the databases, literature and available historical documents, a single updated list of the earthquakes that shows the fatalities and damages between 1900 and 2014 in Turkey has been prepared. Finally, in light of the data rearranged, the statistical facts about the losses in the historical earthquakes are presented. © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht Source

Erdogan Y.,Iskenderun Technical University
Bulletin of the Mineral Research and Exploration | Year: 2016

Buildings are large consumers of energy in all countries. In regions with harsh climatic conditions, a substantial share of energy goes to heat and cool buildings. This paper reports an investigation of the insulation materials made from mixing carpet wastes with a solution with added crude colemanite ore, one of boron minerals, and a solution with added colemanite wastes from a barrage. A new building insulation material was produced which is name, Halibor. Optimum mixing ratios were determined for mass production and the physical properties of the product were established. In addition, the material produced was compared with similar products used in buildings in terms of physical properties. As a result of the investigations, it was established that the product provides high heat and sound insulation and can be used easily in building and construction industry. Source

Kar Y.,Iskenderun Technical University | Gurbuz Z.,Intertek
Energy Exploration and Exploitation | Year: 2016

For catalyst performance assessment of blast furnace slag as a low-cost catalyst, the cracking runs of frying sunflower oil were carried out in the presence of two different catalysts (blast furnace slag and calcium oxide) and also as non-catalytic. At the end of the studies performed, the catalysts were comparatively evaluated via the products of yields and some physicochemical properties such as density, viscosity, higher heating value, etc. The product generated by using the blast furnace slag exhibited better results than the others. On the other hand, it was seen that the product with blast furnace slag possessed the important hydrocarbon compounds in the range of C8-C14 atoms. © The Author(s) 2016 Reprints and permissions. Source

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