16. Foams in Glass Manufacturing

  1. Paul Stevenson
  1. Laurent Pilon

Published Online: 8 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119954620.ch16

Foam Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications

Foam Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications

How to Cite

Pilon, L. (2012) Foams in Glass Manufacturing, in Foam Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications (ed P. Stevenson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119954620.ch16

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Author Information

  1. Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 17 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470660805

Online ISBN: 9781119954620



  • foams in glass manufacturing;
  • glass manufacturing industry, critical in applications;
  • soda-lime-silica glass, for containers;
  • glass melting, surface active agents and surface tension;
  • melting chemistry and refining;
  • glass foam physics;
  • bubble built-up in foam, bubble influx of foam layer;
  • glass foam morphology;
  • steady-state glass foaming, and gas injection;
  • glass foam measurement, difficult with foams being metastable


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Glass Foams in Glass Melting Furnaces

  • Physical Phenomena

  • Experimental Studies

  • Modeling

  • Measures for Reducing Glass Foaming in Glass Melting Furnaces

  • Perspective and Future Research Directions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References