Development of an environmentally friendly commercial kitchen cooker using hydrogen as fuel

    Innovations, Vol. 10 (2022), Issue 1, pg(s) 46-48

    Commercial kitchen cookers are widely used in various capacities and fuels (natural gas, LPG, etc.). Depending on the decrease in fossil resources and the increase in energy needs, several researches in alternative fuels have been accelerated. Especially in recent years, R&D studies and investments in renewable and environmentally friendly energy sources (solar, wind, biomass etc.) have increased. In line with the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (Directive 2018/2001/EU), it is aimed to use at least 32% renewable energy sources by 2030. Significant R&D gains have been achieved with the cooperation of industry-university in order to use hydrogen as clean energy as an environmentally friendly alternative energy source for commercial kitchens. In this work, we developed an environmentally friendly commercial kitchen cooker prototype using hydrogen with a uniquely designed burner has been achieved. Results show that using hydrogen in commercial kitchens is promising if hydrogen safety is locally possible.


    A new commercial dishwasher design using mineral additives in its drying system

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 15 (2021), Issue 6, pg(s) 223-225

    Commercial dishwashers in different performance classes are used in all industrial kitchens. In contrast to existing commercial dishwashers, there is an increasing demand for products that use drying technology to meet customer wishes and needs. Various household dishwashers having zeolite mineral during drying prevents water droplets and detergent stains (including surfaces of plastic containers) on the surfaces of dishes and rinsing of sensitive products (crystal glass glasses, etc.). By pointing out that they prevent excess steam from spreading when opened, they highlight these products as environmentally friendly and value-adding compared to conventional household products. In this work, we developed a new commercial dishwasher prototype using a mineral in the drying process. Technical simulations and experiments are used during the development of our innovative prototype with a drying system using a mineral that stores moisture and converts it into thermal energy. This is the first prototype in commercial dishwashers with its innovative drying system.


    A new blood storage refrigerator design for ATEX Directive

    Innovations, Vol. 9 (2021), Issue 4, pg(s) 164-166

    Blood storage refrigerators are one of the indispensable products of the medical sector. Blood storage refrigerators are produced in various capacities and per different blood components. Although there are commercial refrigerators with various features among our company’s products, we do not have a blood storage refrigerator for the medical sector. Although there are a few companies that manufacture blood storage cabinets in our country, there is no company that fulfills high-security requirements per the ATEX Directive (2014/34/EU). In the field of an industrial kitchen, our various international competitors develop blood storage refrigerators and offer them to the market as a product with high added value compared to industrial refrigerators. Innovative blood storage refrigerator, which meets the safety requirements by the ATEX Directive for the first time in our country with studies based on R&D systematics, is a prototype that can compete and commercialize with international products in the medical field, after testing and evaluating it with its original design and prototype developed.
    Our prototype is designed to meet high safety requirements according to the ATEX directive (2014/34/EU). The innovative blood storage refrigerator meets the safety requirements of the ATEX directive. Simulation of the cooling process of the innovative prototype is made together in cooperation with a local university. In contrast to our commercial refrigerators, we meet the refrigeration, hygiene, health, and safety requirements of the original blood storage refrigerator prototype, which meets with all international standards for the medical device sector (EN 60079-0, EN 60079-15, etc.) and ATEX directive (2014/34/EU).


    Development of innovative smart industrial dishwasher prototype that reduces water and detergent consumption in the washing process according to variable dishwasher capacity and types

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 15 (2021), Issue 4, pg(s) 132-134

    Industrial dishwashers, which are widely used in the field of an industrial kitchen, are among the indispensable products. It stands out with its efforts to reduce water and detergent consumption in industrial dishwashers, and the consumers’ preference for these products is increasing. Our company produces industrial dishwashers in various models and capacities. Unlike our existing products and our competitors’ products, the washing area and the products to be washed are technically detected by the users in R&D studies. An innovative prototype has been designed and developed that contributes to the reduction of detergent consumption. In the industrial kitchen sector, for the first time in our country, variable dish capacity (providing washing specific to various filling capacities) with an innovative smart technology (providing washing only in the filled section with the detection system) that reduces water and detergent consumption in the washing process according to their types (glass/plate, spoon/fork, etc.) is applied to the industrial dishwashers. It has been ensured that the industrial dishwasher prototype is obtained with several new and innovative features compared to the original and existing industrial dishwashers reducing water and detergent consumption. R&D studies have been made by using engineering calculations, simulations, and experiments in cooperation with industry-universities.