Halder, Avik and Mandal, Biswajit and Mahanty, Sourindra and Sen , Ranjan and Mandal, Ashis Kumar (2017) A comparative property investigation of lithium phosphate glass melted in microwave and conventional heating. Bulletin of Materials Science, 40 (5). pp. 999-1006. ISSN 0250-4707

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The present study addresses the application of microwave (MW) energy for melting lithium phosphate glass. A comparative analysis of the properties is presented with glasses melted in conventional resistance heating adopting standard methods of characterization. The density of the glass was found less in MW heating. The glass transition temperature was recorded as 3–10◦C lower in MW prepared glass than in conventional glass. Micro-hardness is found to be improved in case of MW heating. Maximum forward power was recorded less than 2 kW with an average power ∼1kW during melting of 40g glass in MW furnace. MW forward and reflected power measured during melting in the MW cavity was elaborated. Total melting time was within 2h 30 min in MW heating, whereas it was 6–7 h in resistive heating. Total power consumed was ∼5kWh in MW heating and ∼14kWh in resistance heating.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microwave Heating, Lithium Phosphate Glass, Forward power, Reflected power, Glass transition temperature
Subjects: Glass
Divisions: Glass
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 05:32
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 05:32
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/3571

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