Glass-batch composition monitoring by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy.

  title={Glass-batch composition monitoring by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy.},
  author={Bansi Lal and Fang-Yu Yueh and Jagdish P. Singh},
  journal={Applied optics},
  volume={44 18},
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy is an almost ideal technique for the in situ monitoring of the composition of a glass batch before it enters the glass-melting furnace, saving a significant amount of energy by the optimization of the furnace parameters for a particular composition of the glass batch. We investigate this application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy by determining the elemental composition of the glass batch used (i) as a surrogate for radioactive glass waste and (ii… CONTINUE READING