International Journal of Advancements in Technology

International Journal of Advancements in Technology
Open Access

ISSN: 0976-4860


Toluwalope O

Toluwalope O
Federal Polytechnic,
Ado Ekiti

  • Research Article
    The Use of Waste Borosilicate Glasses for Formulating a Functional Transparent Glaze
    Author(s): Toluwalope O and Oluwatuase IToluwalope O and Oluwatuase I

    Glaze making in some developing countries has not been encouraging, therefore making the act of glazing going into extinct. This setback is due to unavailability of required fluxes for formulating a workable low temperature transparent glaze. Meanwhile glass of different properties like Grade B borosilicate and Grade A borosilicate glasses which contain the required silica/flux ratio for formulating a low temperature transparent glazes are found to be abundantly available as waste, which are discarded and therefore polluting the immediate environment. This paper therefore discuss the availability and utilization of this particular type of waste glasses for formulating transparent glazes by processing and sieving the waste glasses into its finest particle called cullet. This processed cullet was used as a source of flux/silica with kaolin supplying the alumina for stabilizing the .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/0976-4860.1000141

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