Causes and Cures of Dirty Windows

  • P. B. Adams


Glass surfaces that are exposed to the atmosphere degrade by two processes usually acting in combination with one another: weathering and particulate deposition. Both processes are influenced by the glass surface composition which may be quite different from the bulk composition. There are a variety of options available for cleaning. A self-cleaning surface is most desirable. Optimum cleaning choices as well as “self-cleaning” characteristics are also a function of glass composition.


Glass Surface Glass Composition Salt Spray Glass Product Salt Spray Test 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. B. Adams
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  1. 1.Corning Glass WorksCorningUSA

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