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Title: Method for melting glass by measurement of non-bridging oxygen

Abstract

A method for making better quality molten glass in a glass melter, the glass having the desired viscosity and, preferably, also the desired resistivity so that the glass melt can be established effectively and the product of the glass melter will have the desired level of quality. The method includes the adjustment of the composition of the glass constituents that are fed into the melter in accordance with certain correlations that reliably predict the viscosity and resistivity from the melter temperature and the melt composition, then heating the ingredients to the melter's operating temperature until they melt and homogenize. The equations include the calculation of a "non-bridging oxygen" term from the numbers of moles of the various ingredients, and then the determination of the viscosity and resistivity from the operating temperature of the melter and the non-bridging oxygen term.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. 3922 Wood Valley Dr., Aiken, SC 29801
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868226
Patent Number(s):
5102439
Assignee:
Jantzen, Carol M. (3922 Wood Valley Dr., Aiken, SC 29801)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C03 - GLASS C03B - MANUFACTURE, SHAPING, OR SUPPLEMENTARY PROCESSES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; melting; glass; measurement; non-bridging; oxygen; quality; molten; melter; desired; viscosity; preferably; resistivity; melt; established; effectively; product; level; adjustment; composition; constituents; fed; accordance; correlations; reliably; predict; temperature; heating; ingredients; operating; homogenize; equations; calculation; term; moles; various; determination; desired level; operating temperature; molten glass; glass melt; glass melter; melting glass; desired resistivity; /65/

Citation Formats

Jantzen, Carol M. Method for melting glass by measurement of non-bridging oxygen. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Jantzen, Carol M. Method for melting glass by measurement of non-bridging oxygen. United States.
Jantzen, Carol M. Wed . "Method for melting glass by measurement of non-bridging oxygen". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868226.
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