Chapter 8. Use of Zinc Selenite in Glass Manufacture

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. Charles Merivale

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314814.ch8

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 56th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 2

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 56th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 2

How to Cite

Merivale, C. (1996) Use of Zinc Selenite in Glass Manufacture, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 56th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314814.ch8

Author Information

  1. Amalgamet Canada Division, Premetalco Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375419

Online ISBN: 9780470314814

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Keywords:

  • zinc selenite;
  • flint glass;
  • cerium dioxide;
  • amalgamet;
  • selenate without

Summary

Selenium is used both as a decolorizer for flint glass to offset the green caused by iron impurities and as a red colorizr; The problems with adding traditional selenium have to do with high evaporation losses and safe handling of a highly toxic material. As environmental restrictions tighten in North America, other methods need to be considered. Zinc selenite is now used by almost all European glass companies that require selenium.