NONCONVENTIONAL TECHNIQUE FOR PRODUCING HIGH MECHANICAL STRENGTH GLASS FOAM FROM GLASS WASTE
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In the work experimental results on the manufacture of glass foam with high mechanical strength from glass waste are presented. By replacing the usual conventional energy source with a nonconventional energy (electromagnetic waves) the heating efficiency allows a fast and economical manufacturing process. Calcium carbonate as a foaming agent and an addition of sodium silicate (aqueous solution) as a binder were used. By their physico-mechanical and morphological features (0.40-0.66 g/ cm3 the apparent density, 0.054-0113 W/ m·K the thermal conductivity, 2.2-6.3 MPa the compressive strength, below 1.2 % the water absorption and under 2 mm the pore size), the foams are appropriate for their use as replacer of existing similar building materials on the market.