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The Melting of Glass

  • E. Lowell Swarts

Abstract

It is the purpose of this review to survey the principal aspects of the melting of commercially important glasses and to articulate those parameters which should be of concern to the successful technologist. No attempt will be made to provide an exhaustive literature survey. Rather, only selected sources which are useful within the context of the discussion will be referenced; special attention will be given recent findings. Nonetheless, at the outset, it is appropriate to refer the reader to previous summaries or reviews which provide a sound background. Jebsen-Marwedel’s volume1 which concerns itself primarily with glass defects also provides useful discussions of the subject areas to be considered here. The compilation of papers presented at the Symposium on the Melting of Glass held in Brussels in 1958,2 especially the summary by Dubrul, remains a helpful reference. The Handbook of Glass Manufacture,3 particularly the chapter by Tooley, is useful. More recently, Cable4 has provided an authoritative review.

Keywords

Molten Glass Fine Seed Melting Reaction Oxygen Bubble Equilibrium Partial Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Lowell Swarts
    • 1
  1. 1.Glass Research CenterPPG Industries, Inc.PittsburghUSA

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