Observation of High Speed Glass Bottle Fracture Behaviors by Underwater Shockwave


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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.



Edited by:

Junqiao Xiong




K. Nagata et al., "Observation of High Speed Glass Bottle Fracture Behaviors by Underwater Shockwave", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 586, pp. 151-155, 2012

Online since:

November 2012




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