70th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 31, Issue 1

The overall themes are glass melting, the future of the glass industry and environmental regulations, energy, and refractories. Topics of the 21 papers include modeling the quality of glass melting processes, the operational experience of an oxy-fuel fired glass melter using an improved silica crown and wide flame burners, measuring particle size in the flue gas of glass melting furnaces, requirements of glass compositions for solar applications, model-based predictive control to increase the efficiency of glass production and energy, calculating and measuring temperature distributions in glass gobs between shears and blank mold, postmortem of a conventional silica brick from a soda-lime float glass furnace crown, and refractory solutions for extra white glasses." ( SciTech Book News , December 2010)