Chapter 11. Effects of Moisture on the Firing Characteristics of Glasses Used in Ceramic Glazes
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1991 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 1/2
How to Cite
Pawlicki, E. J., Bowser, W., Grebe, V., Sproson, D. and Sadd, E. (1991) Effects of Moisture on the Firing Characteristics of Glasses Used in Ceramic Glazes, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313183.ch11
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1991
Print ISBN: 9780470374979
Online ISBN: 9780470313183
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Moisture is always present in the furnaces used for firing ceramic glazes, especially in those that are gas fired. Up to now, the interactions between moisture and the glaze during the firing have not been well understood.
The effects of moisture on the chemical and physical properties of glasses used in the glazing of ceramic substrates are studied. In this case, the viscosity, surface tension, and four typical glasses are discussed as a function of moisture. The results are interpreted from a mechanistic viewpoint.