Session 3: Challenges in glass manufacturing
Industrially fabricated glass is one of the most important materials used in society. New applications and compositions, more stringent quality requirements, increasing costs, and compliance with environmental regulations drive constant innovation in glass equipment and processes. New laboratory and modeling approaches have dramatically increased understanding of melting and forming processes and improved energy efficiency and equipment design. This session will cover recent developments.
This syposium is being supported by The ACerS Manufacturing Division.
- Physics and chemistry of melting and forming―experiments and modeling
- Energy efficiency―combustion, heat transfer, and new energy-saving technologies
- Furnace design and process control―sensors, flue gas chemistry, and emissions
- Corrosion and wear―refractories and electrodes
- New melting and forming concepts
Mathieu Hubert, Corning Incorporated
Irene Peterson, Corning Incorporated