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Glass Technology

Credits 7
Hours per week 4 / 1 / 0
Examination Ex
Study Language English
Level Master subject
Guarantor doc. Ing. Jaroslav Kloužek, CSc.
prof. Ing. Lubomír Němec, DrSc.
Ing. Miroslav Rada, CSc.


The course involves the fundamental chemical-engineering and technological knowledge of glass preparation, particularly by glass melting. The contemporary approaches to preparation of special glasses by modern non-melting methods are summarized in the introductory lecture. The substantial part of the course focuses on the glass melting process of industrial glasses. The individual courses are chronologically arranged according to the actual development of the glass melting process.


1. Glass raw materials and their treatment, chemical reactions in glass batch

2. Particle dissolution in the glass melt

3. Bubble removal from glass melts, gas solubilities and bubble nucleation in glass melts

4. Oxidation-reduction equilibria in glass melts

5. Dissolution of chemical inhohogeneities (cords)

6. Character of glass flow in glass melting furnaces

7. Energy consumption and melting performance of the melting space

8. The evaporation of volatile glass components during melting

9. Corrosion of refractory materials and heating electrodes by glass melts

10. Glass forming processes

11. Glass annealing

12. Coloured glasses

13. Special glasses

14. Coatings on glass


Z: Hlaváč J.: The Technology of Glass and Ceramics, Elsevier, Amsterdam 1983. ISBN: 0-444-41577-7

D: Varshneya A.K.: Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses, Academic Press, London 1994. ISBN:978-0127149707

D: Paul A.: Chemistry of glasses, Chapman and Hall, London 1982. ISBN:0-4412-27820-0

D: Trier W.: Glass furnaces - Design Construction and operation, SGT, Sheffield 1987. ISBN:0900682205

D: Bartuška M.(Ed.): Glass Defects, Práh, Prague 2001. ISBN:978-80-7252-217-0

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