Study of glass batch components segregation
The separation of glass batch components during storage and shipment is examined. Segregation in a two-component soda – sand system is studied. It is shown that practically all soda, being the lightest material, moves into the upper layers of the batch. A study of the segregation of different fractions of powdered dolomite showed that mechanical action on powdered dolomite redistributes the fractions: the coarse fraction dislocates into the upper layers while the fine fraction remains at the bottom.
Key wordsglass batch segregation separation of components capillary force capillary strength
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