This book presents state-of-the-art information concerning properties and processes involved in glass melts. Based upon contributions by renowned authors and scientists working with glass melt systems, Properties of Glass-Forming Melts is an excellent compilation of the current knowledge on property data, mechanisms, measurement techniques, and structure-related properties of glass-forming. The authors provide in-depth analyses of such topics as glass-melt density, thermal expansion, heat conductivity, and chemical activities.
Each chapter combines fundamental concepts with a compilation of recent and reliable data that is essential in the modeling of glass melting, fining, conditioning, and forming. The book first discusses the glass-forming melts, thermodynamics, transport properties, and redox effects of glass. This provides a sound basis to the analysis of important properties of glass melts such as viscosity, surface tension, density, and heat capacity as well as more generalized subjects of heat transfer and gas solubility. A chapter on electrical properties provides a solid foundation for understanding glass melting via direct Joule heating of the melt. The examination of the corrosive nature of molten glasses will be of great interest to tank designers and operators. This unique handbook concludes with an overview of nuclear waste vitrification, a growing discipline that relies on current data and encourages research in glass melts.
This book is an ideal starting place for future-generation glass scientists and an effective reference for scientists who require data on the behavior of viscous melts and for glass technologists who apply mathematical models simulating the melting and forming processes. Properties of Glass-Forming Melts offers a one-of-a-kind and valuable source of reliable data and insight by those with firsthand knowledge and experiences in this field.
Table of Contents
Glass-Forming Melts; L.D. Pye
Thermodynamic Properties; K.H. Karlsson and R. Backman
Redox Behavior and Electrochemical Behavior of Glass Melts; C. Rüssel
Transport Phenomena in Molten Glass: A Continuum Approach; R.A. Murnane and R.R. Thomas
Viscosity of Molten Glasses; D. Martlew
The Surface Tension of Glass-Forming Melts; D.A. Weirauch, Jr.
Density of Glass Melts; O.V. Mazurin
Heat Capacity of Glass Melts; A.I. Priven and O.V. Mazurin
Heat Transfer in Glass-Forming Melts; M. K. Choudhary and R. M. Potter
Electrical Conductivity of Glass Melts; O.V. Mazurin and O. A. Prokhorenko
How the Properties of Glass Melts Influence the Dissolution of
Refractory Materials; G.A. Pecoraro
Nuclear Waste Glasses; J.D. Vienna
Solubility of Gases in Glass Melts; F.W. Krämer
"This publication comprises the work of leading glass scientists from six countries around the world in once concise treatment of the properties and processes involved in glass melts. By design, all chapters combine discussions of fundamental concepts with a compilation of reliable data projected to be critical to the modeling of glass melting, fining, conditioning and forming.… The chapter on electrical properties provides a solid foundation for understanding glass melting…and the discussion of the corrosive nature of molten glasses will be of great interest to tank designers and operators…. This is an effective reference for scientists who require data on the behavior of viscous melts and for glass technologists who apply mathematical models simulating the melting and forming processes."
- Glass Science Technology, 2005, vol. 78, no. 6