Gleenglass Swarf Research

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Objective: John Sauer, Gleenglass principal, asked for research into innovative uses for a reclaimed glass slurry, also referred to as swarf. Through our research we were to determine a product and a market that could be manufactured using this fully recycled glass swarf. Background: Mr. Sauer receives the swarf from major glass manufacturers as a fine powder glass suspended in an organic dispersant and water. The swarf is produced through an industrial glass cutting process that results in the glass powder dispersed in water and recyclable glass disks; both are used in the project. Mr. Sauer's swarf studio testing has ... continued below

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Turo, Laura A.; Skorski, Daniel C.; Schweiger, Michael J. & Ryan, Joseph V. April 1, 2010.

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Objective: John Sauer, Gleenglass principal, asked for research into innovative uses for a reclaimed glass slurry, also referred to as swarf. Through our research we were to determine a product and a market that could be manufactured using this fully recycled glass swarf. Background: Mr. Sauer receives the swarf from major glass manufacturers as a fine powder glass suspended in an organic dispersant and water. The swarf is produced through an industrial glass cutting process that results in the glass powder dispersed in water and recyclable glass disks; both are used in the project. Mr. Sauer's swarf studio testing has yet to produce any product with a value great enough to justify processing the swarf. Many of these limitations were believed to be due to the unknown composition and characteristics of the swarf as well as the limited lab testing ability of Mr. Sauer in his studio space. Deliverables: 1. The valuable characteristics of the swarf. 2. Products that can be produced with the swarf. 3. Market for developed products. 4. Capital investment needed to create developed product. 5. Any other applications of the swarf that were outside the scope of residential and commercial building material for use in future DOE grant proposals to the glass manufacturing facilities. 6. Additives that could change the color of the final piece to white, gray, or green.

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  • Report No.: PNNL-19936
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/1000821 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1000821
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc829858

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  • April 1, 2010

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Turo, Laura A.; Skorski, Daniel C.; Schweiger, Michael J. & Ryan, Joseph V. Gleenglass Swarf Research, report, April 1, 2010; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc829858/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.