Chapter 11. Effects of Moisture on the Firing Characteristics of Glasses Used in Ceramic Glazes

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. E. J. Pawlicki,
  2. W. Bowser,
  3. V. Grebe,
  4. D. Sproson and
  5. E. Sadd

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313183.ch11

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 1/2

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

Author Information

  1. Mobay Corporation Baltimore, MD 21224

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1991

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374979

Online ISBN: 9780470313183

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Keywords:

  • ceramic glazes;
  • whitewares industry;
  • high surface tension;
  • surface tension;
  • hyelical platinum coil

Summary

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.