Experimental investigation of in-flight melting by hybrid heating of multi-phase alternating current arc with oxygen burner for alkali-free glass raw materials

Manabu Tanaka, Yaping Liu, Yosuke Tsuruoka, Takayuki Watanabe

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An innovative in-flight glass melting technology was developed for a purpose of energy saving and environmental protection. Granulated glass raw materials with small diameter were treated by hybrid heating of multi-phase AC arc combined with an oxygen burner. A multi-phase AC arc and hybrid plasma were compared to study the in-flight melting efficiency of the granulated raw materials. The effects of the input energy and the primary size of SiO 2 in the glass raw materials on the characteristics of the in-flight melted particles were investigated. The reaction rate inside the individual in-flight particles was enhanced with decreasing the primary size of SiO 2 particles, resulting in the more effective in-flight melting by the hybrid plasma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-71
Number of pages5
JournalThin Solid Films
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 2012
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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