A glass foam with good thermal insulation characteristics (apparent density of 0.38 g/cm3, porosity of 81.9% and thermal conductivity of 0.089 W/mK), high compressive strength (3.9 MPa) and a satisfactory microstructural homogeneity with pore size between 0.6–1.0 mm was obtained by sintering at 927 C of flat glass waste, a glass waste usually not used in the manufacture of glass foam. The anufacturing recipe has been improved by the simultaneous use of two microwave susceptible foaming agents (SiC and Si3N4) and the addition of coal fly ash and an oxygen-supplying agent (MnO2). The originality of the work was the simultaneous use of the two foaming agents and also the application of the technique of predominantly direct microwave heating, compared to the conventional heating methods commonly used in the manufacture of glass foam. The remarkable energy efficiency of the microwave heating technique led to high average heating rates without affecting the structural homogeneity and very low specific energy consumption.

Glass Foam from Flat Glass Waste Produced by the Microwave Irradiation Technique

Pollifroni, Massimo;
2022-01-01

Abstract

A glass foam with good thermal insulation characteristics (apparent density of 0.38 g/cm3, porosity of 81.9% and thermal conductivity of 0.089 W/mK), high compressive strength (3.9 MPa) and a satisfactory microstructural homogeneity with pore size between 0.6–1.0 mm was obtained by sintering at 927 C of flat glass waste, a glass waste usually not used in the manufacture of glass foam. The anufacturing recipe has been improved by the simultaneous use of two microwave susceptible foaming agents (SiC and Si3N4) and the addition of coal fly ash and an oxygen-supplying agent (MnO2). The originality of the work was the simultaneous use of the two foaming agents and also the application of the technique of predominantly direct microwave heating, compared to the conventional heating methods commonly used in the manufacture of glass foam. The remarkable energy efficiency of the microwave heating technique led to high average heating rates without affecting the structural homogeneity and very low specific energy consumption.
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https://www.mdpi.com/2072-666X/13/4/550
materials; recycling; glass foam; flat glass waste; microwave heating; waste management; energy management;
Ioana, Adrian; Paunescu, Lucian; Constantin, Nicolae; Pollifroni, Massimo; Deonise, Dumitru; Petcu, Florin Stefan
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