Chapter 9. Theory of Fast Firing

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Georges J. Ghorra

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314050.ch9

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Ghorra, G. J. (1993) Theory of Fast Firing, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314050.ch9

Author Information

  1. Uniceramic SAL Hazmieh, Lebanon

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375235

Online ISBN: 9780470314050

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Keywords:

  • theory of fast firing;
  • politico economic period;
  • ceramic industry;
  • physical chemistry;
  • theory of sintering

Summary

The cyclical nature of our economy suggests that for an industry to survive through difficult times it has to be highly efficient. In the whitewares industry until very recently there was a great deal of improper handling of the three major resources needed: manpower, energy, and raw materials. This work has the objective of showing how fast firing of thin ceramic flatware is possible and the advantages of using this process in manufacturing. A literature survey approach was chosen that touched on subjects such as theory of sintering heat transfer, theory of diffusion, advantages of fast firing etc.