Chapter 6. Gases in Glass

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. E. L. Swarts

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320327.ch6

Proceedings of the 46th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 3/4

Proceedings of the 46th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 3/4

How to Cite

Swarts, E. L. (2008) Gases in Glass, in Proceedings of the 46th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 3/4 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320327.ch6

Author Information

  1. PPG Industries, Inc. P.O. Box 11472, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1986

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374658

Online ISBN: 9780470320327

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Keywords:

  • flotation;
  • molten glass;
  • dissolution;
  • chemical interactions;
  • fundamental physics

Summary

The interaction of gases with molten glass depends upon reactions within the batch, the atmospheric environment above the melt, and the fundamental gas solubilities and diffusivities. Generally, the most important practical problem stemming from gas/molten glass interaction is the generation of bubble-defects. Their removal from the melt by flotation and dissolution may be significantly affected by the choice of melting and refining processes.