Glass continues to be a material of great scientific and technological interest; however, the economic pressures on the glass industry, the emphasis on global markets, and the worldwide attention to energy and environmental conservation continue to increase. Forty-seven papers offer new solutions to the challenges of glass manufacturing, particularly as they pertain to melting and forming.
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Advances in Fusion and Processing of Glass, July 27-31, 2003, Rochester, New York; Ceramic Transactions, Volume 141.
Advances in the Glass Melting Process.
Analysis of Advanced and Fast Fining Processes for Glass Melts (R.G.C. Beerkens).
The Glass Melting Process - Treated as a Cyclic Process of an Imperfect Heat Exchanger (R. Conradt).
Electromagnetic Induction Heating in Molten Glass at 60 Hz with No Susceptors (E. Carrillo, M.A. Barron and J. Gonzalez).
Full Oxy Conversion of a Float Furnace Equipped with Separated Jets ALGLASS FC Burners: From 0D Model to 3D Characterization (Y. Joumani, R. Tsiava, C. Imbernon and B. Leroux).
A Method for Making Arsenic Oxide in Cullet More Active as a Fining Agent (M. Kawaguchi, T. Narita, J. Naka, H. Yamazaki and S. Yamamoto).
Redox and Foaming Behavior of E-Glass Melts (A.J. Faber, O.S. Verheijen and J.M. Simon).
Comparison of Measured and Calculated Gas Release by Fining Agents (D. Koepsel, O. Claussen and W. Rausch).
Bubble Continuum Model (A. Bensberg and C. Breitbach).
Selective Batching for Improved Commercial Glass Melting (U. Kim, W.M. Carty and C.W. Sinton).
Observation and Analysis of Dissolution Kinetics, Supported by Microscopy (A.-K. Glusing and R. Conradt).
Characterization of Glass Melts/Glass Melt Properties.
Inert Gas Solubility in Glasses and Melts of Commercial Compositions (C.C. Tournour, J.E. Shelby and M.G. Mesko).
Water Diffusion and Solubility in Glasses and Melts of Float, Container, and Other Commercial Compositions (J.E. Shelby, P.B. McGinnis, D.B. Rapp and M.G. Mesko).
The Effects of Vanadium Additions on the Surface Tension of Soda Lime Silicate Melts (D.R. Wing, A.G. Clare and L.E. Jones).
Modeling of Glass Making Processes for Improved Efficiency: High Temperature Glass Melt Property Database for Modeling (T. Vascott, A.K. Varshneya, T.P. Seward, R. Karuppannan, J.M. Jones and D. Oksoy).
Materials for Glassmaking.
Analytical Models for High-Temperature Corrosion of Silica Refractories in Glass-Melting Furnaces (M.D. Allendorf, R.H. Nilson, K.E. Spear, B. Bugeat, M.U. Ghani, O. Marin, P.M. Walsh, A. Gupta, H.E. Wolfe and G.A. Pecoraro).
How the Properties of Glass Melts Influence the Dissolution of Refractory Materials (G.A. Pecoraro).
Evaluation of Crown Refractories Under Oxyfuel Environment (M. Velez, M. Karakus, X. Liang, W.L. Headrick, R.E. Moore, J.G. Hemrick and J.M. Almanza).
Kinetics and Mechanisms of Niobium Corrosion in Molten Glasses (R. Podor, N. David, C. Rapin and P. Berthod).
Glass Tank Reinforcements (W. Simader and H. Walser).
Glass Composition Dependence of Metal Corrosion by Molten Glasses (R. Podor, N. David, C. Rapin, P. Berthod and P. Steinmetz).
Corrosion of Superalloys in Molten Glass - Electrochemical Characterization of the Passive State (J. Di Martino, C. Rapin, P. Berthod, R. Podor and P. Steinmetz).
Electrochemical Study of Cobalt-Base Superalloy Corrosion by a Molten Glass: Influence of Alloy Microstructure and Chemical Composition of the Glass (P. Berthod, S. Michon, J. Di Martino, C. Rapin, R. Podor and P. Steinmetz).
Glass-Silicide Coverings (A.G. Hambardzumyan, G.A. Kraveckiy and V.V. Radionova).
Advances in Glass Forming.
Mechanical Strength Increase During the Forming Process of Glass (H. Hessenkemper).
Optimization of the Heat Transfer During Forming of Glass (A. Kropp and S. Follis).
Effect of Mold to Glass Heat Transfer on Glass Container Forming (M.R. Hyre).
Investigations on Sticking Temperature and Wear of Mold Materials and Coatings (D. Rieser, P. Manns, G. Spieâ and G. Kleer).
Basic Considerations and Technical Aspects Concerning Glass Conditioning (H. Hessenkemper).
Polyvalent Elements and Redox Behavior.
Redox-Dependent Glass Properties and Their Control Under Industrial Conditions (H. Muller-Simon).
Using Additives for Color Control in Copper-Containing Glasses (H.D. Schreiber, M.E. Stokes and A.M. Swink).
Decolorization of Amber Glass (D.B. Rapp, M.A. Dorsey, M.M. Ashton-Patton and J.E. Shelby).
Redox Couples in Glass - A Series of New Data (S. Michon, A. Littner, J. Di Martino and B. Gaillard-Allemand).
Electrochemical Study in Molten Glasses of the Multivalent Systems of Nickel (B. Gaillard-Allemand, A. Littner, R. Podor, C. Rapin, A. Verniere and M. Vilasi).
Effects of Composition and Forming on Structure and Properties.
Effect of Water in the Melting Atmosphere on the Transformation Temperature of Commercial Glasses (E.M. Birtch and J.E. Shelby).
Dependence Between the Color of Titanium Crystal Glasses and the Optical Basicity (M. Seufert and A. Lenhart).
Study of the Kinetics of Phase Separation in 3.25 Na2O - 3.25 Li2O/Na2O - 33.5 B2O3 - 60 SiO2 Glasses by Skeletonization (A. Fluegel, I.M. Spinelli and W.C. LaCourse).
Properties of Soda-Lime Silica Glasses (J.E. Shelby, M.G. Mesko, D.L. Edson and H. Shulman).
Viscosity of Commercial Glasses in the Softening Range (A. Fluegel, A.K. Varshneya, T.P. Seward and D.A. Earl).
Emissions, Recycling and Other Environmental Issues.
Boron Chemistry in Flue Gases From Borosilicate Glass Furnaces (J. Simon).
Computer Modeling and Process Control.
Computer Modeling of Glass Furnace Flow and Heat Transfer (S.-L. Chang, B. Golchert and C.Q. Zhou).
Sensor Development for the Glass Industry (M. Velez, M. Karakus, W.L. Headrick, B. Varghese, R. Zoughi, R.E. Moore, S. Keyvan, H. Fan, R.A. Rossow, D.G. Robertson and J.M. Almanza).
Advanced Operation Support System for Redox Control (O.S. Verheijen and O.M.G.C. Op de Camp).
Glass Furnace Simulator - Advanced Melter Operation and Training Tool (M. Trochta, M. Muysenberg, E. Muysenberg and P. Viktorin).
Comparison of Physical and Mathematical Models of Stirring in Forehearth (J. Brada, J. Kucera and T. Krobot).
Mathematical Modeling of Batch Melting in a Glass Furnace (P. Schill and M. Trochta).
Glass Shapes Our Future (J. Vitkala).
Spontaneous Cracking of Thermally Toughened Safety Glass: Actual State of Discussion in Research and Practice (A.M. Kasper).