Use of Ilmenite and Boron Waste as a Radiation Shielding Panel

Evcin A., Celen Y. Y. , Bezir N. , Ersoy B.

34th International Physics Congress of the Turkish-Physical-Society (TPS), Konacik, Türkiye, 5 - 09 Eylül 2018, cilt.2042 identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 2042
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1063/1.5078873
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Konacik
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye


Ilmenite is an important and interesting metallic oxide mineral. It is a titanium-iron oxide mineral with formula FeTiO3. It is the primary ore of iron and titanium metal. The largest boron mineral reserves in the world are located in Turkey. Each year 900,000 tons of boron waste results from boron production. Boron waste is caused big environmental problem in Turkey. In this study, evaluation of ilmenite and boron waste was performed to investigate the potential use in shielding materials. In this study, incorporation of ilmenite-boron waste has been investigated for its effect on the physical, morphological, mechanical and shielding properties. Several mixtures were prepared with different proportions of ilmenite and boron waste ranging from 0% to 50%. Then they dried and sintered at 1000, 1050 and 1100 degrees C for 2 hours. Sintered samples were characterized.