Mert, D. K.

Tüpraş, Körfez-Kocaeli, Turkey

Diyar Kiliç Mert is a Process Superintendent for the CCR/ISO/Benfree units at the Tüpraş Izmit Refinery within the Process department. She previously worked as a Process Engineer in hydrocracker and hydrogen units for 6 yr and holds a BSc degree in chemical engineering from Istanbul Technical University. The author can be reached at

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