Observation of High Speed Glass Bottle Fracture Behaviors by Underwater Shockwave
This paper described new effective glass bottle fracture process for glass recycling by underwater shockwave. The high-speed fracture behaviors of glass bottles by explosive energy were discussed. In the proposed technique, the washing process can be skipped because the bottle crushing process execute in water. As a result, the recycling cost can be decreased. In order to clarify the behaviors of glass bottle fracture, the bottle was painted by 5 colors. The crushing experiment was executed under four explosive conditions. The influence of various explosive conditions on the cullet sizes were calcified by using painted bottle.
K. Nagata et al., "Observation of High Speed Glass Bottle Fracture Behaviors by Underwater Shockwave", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 586, pp. 151-155, 2012