The Corrosive Nature of Molten Glass

  • Vernon L. Burdick


One of the outstanding characteristics of molten glass is its ability to chemically and physically attack the refractories which serve to contain the glass. The physical attack usually consists of penetration of voids, cracks and joints by the molten glass or in some cases refractories may be abraded. Chemical corrosion is much more deleterious to the life of the refractories since it involves the dissolution of some or all of their components. Additionally, this chemical interaction is potentially a source of defective glass product.


Free Convection Sodium Silicate Molten Glass Bulk Glass Silicate Calcium 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vernon L. Burdick
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  1. 1.State University College of CeramicsAlfred UniversityAlfredUSA

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