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Main Title Foam glass insulation from waste glass /
Author Oakseson, Wendell G. ; Lee, June-Gunn ; Goyal, S. K. ; Robson, Thayne ; Cutler., Ivan B.
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Oakseson, Wendell G.
CORP Author Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory ; available from the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600-3-77-030; EPA R-800937-02
Stock Number PB-272 761
OCLC Number 06380544
Subjects Insulating materials ; Cellular glass ; Glass waste--Recycling
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Glass ; Cellular glass ; Refuse disposal ; Recycling ; Thermal insulation ; Foaming ; Production ; Chemical reactions ; Water ; Autoclaving ; Carbon black ; Pellets ; Marketing ; Calcium carbonates ; Sodium hydroxide ; Clays ; Glass recycling
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-3-77-030 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/07/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-030 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-3-77-030 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-272 761 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 127 p. : tables ; 28 cm.
Waste glass has proven to be effective for the production of foam glass insulation both in the bulk or rigid board form and pellet form. Problems inherent with the use of water, carbon black and calcium carbonate as the foaming agents, have been identified and many have been solved by various techniques. Water was found to be best suited for micrometer sized particles to 0.6 cm pellets, while carbon and CaCO3 yielded better products for larger objects. Large amounts of water can be rapidly incorporated into glass by using a sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solution in a heated autoclave. Smaller amounts can be incorporated into the glass by placing pellets formed by adding NaOH to a glass-clay mixture and directly heating in a furnace. The foaming process with carbon black was examined by analysis of the density, pore size, and open porosity of the foamed piece. Also, the addition of clay made foam glass less soluble to water.
Grant No. R 800 937-02.