Investigation of carbonized layer on surface of NaAlSi glass fibers

E Pentjuss, A Lusis, G Bajars, J Gabrusenoks
2013 IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering  
There are presented and discussed experimental results about carbonate shell on the sodium rich alumosilicate (NaAlSi) glass fibers and carbonization in wet air atmosphere and water uptake kinetic of such fiber fabrics. The analyzes of water uptake kinetic by regression technique, leaching and heating of carbonized glass fabrics helped to separate stages of fast and slow processes between fiber and carbonate shell and air atmosphere. The shell contains mixture of trona and hydrated sodium
more » ... ate. Heating converts both substances to sodium carbonate. The weight uptake after heating encounters two fast exponential processes associated with water absorption on the surface of carbonated shell and its diffusion into volume. The slow process associates with CO 2 and H 2 O absorption from air, hydration and sodium carbonate conversion to trona.
doi:10.1088/1757-899x/49/1/012044 fatcat:x5gleqcqzjcnhlde7v34jn6kdq