Fundamental study on reaction between waste glass and aluminun scrap

Noboru Yoshikawa, Yuya Nakano, Kentarou Sato, Shoji Taniguchi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)


Fundamental studies were performed on the reaction kinetics and the microstructures of the reaction products between soda-lime glass and molten Al (and synthesized Al scrap alloy) in order to fabricate a composite material using waste glass and aluminum scrap. The reaction layer of soda-lime glass with molten Al grew as a function of square root of the reaction time at 700°C, indicating that the kinetics is governed by the mass transfer rate. The following features were demonstrated according to the compositional mapping image of the un-reacted glass, the reacted layer and the metal (Al) matrix: 1. Si was reduced from SiO 2 and dissolved into Al, and solidified in the Al matrix. The Si concentration was low in the reacted layer. 2. Na, K also dissolved into Al. However, Na segregated in the un-reacted glass at the reaction interface. 3. Ca oxide in the glass was not reduced with Al, hence Ca was not dissolved into the Al matrix. 4. Mg was distributed in all areas of the glass, the reaction layer and in the Al matrix. These tendencies were discussed with the thermodynamic consideration. The amount of Si in the metal layer increased as the decrease in the glass particle size, because of increase in the total area of the reaction surface. The similar results on the reaction kinetics and the microstructures were obtained in the reaction between the wasted glass and the synthesized Al scraps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-488
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun


  • Aluminum
  • Composite material
  • Microstructure
  • Reaction rate
  • Recycling
  • Scrap
  • Soda-lime glass
  • Waste glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Fundamental study on reaction between waste glass and aluminun scrap'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this