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The Mechanism of Corrosion of Aluminium Zirconium Silicate (AZS) Material in the Float Glass Furnace Regenerator

George, S.M.; Haycock, P.W.; Ormerod, R.M.

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P.W. Haycock



Abstract

Failure mechanisms in AZS materials from the regenerators of two float glass furnaces are presented. Results of a post-mortem examination of materials are used to identify the physical and chemical changes during service. Methods used include bulk density and apparent porosity measurements, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), elemental dispersive analysis (EDA), x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF), x-ray diffraction (XRD) and IR spectroscopy. Corrosion was found to be related to oxidising and reducing conditions and temperature. Chemical and physical differences between virgin and three different furnace materials are identified and used to propose a mechanism for corrosion in different zones of the glass furnace regenerator.

Acceptance Date Dec 4, 2017
Publication Date Apr 1, 2018
Journal Journal of the European Ceramic Society
Print ISSN 0955-2219
Publisher Elsevier
Pages 2202-2209
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2017.12.006
Keywords AZS, Corrosion, Refractories, Regenerator, Failure
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2017.12.006

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