Production of an insulation material from carpet and boron wastes
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KünyeErdogan, Y. (2016). Production of an insulation material from carpet and boron wastes. Bulletin of the Mineral Research and Exploration, 2016(152), 197-202. doi: 10.19111/bmre.74700
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.