The Dinas Refractory Silica Brick

  • Howell G. M. Edwards


From an historical introduction to brickmaking, the development of the Dinas refractory silica brick, its creation by William Weston Young and its usage in blast furnaces and ore smelting in the industrial revolution is reviewed. The singular properties of silica bricks and the interpretation of their properties from chemical analyses are discussed.


Dinas Silica refractory brick William Weston Young High silica sandstone Chemical analyses 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Howell G. M. Edwards
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  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Forensic Sciences, Faculty of Life SciencesUniversity of BradfordBradfordUK

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