Conference on Glass Problems Issues Call for Abstracts
The 78th Conference on Glass Problems invites solutions providers in glass manufacturing to submit an abstract.
The 78th Conference on Glass Problems, including the 11th Advances in Fusion and Processing of Glass Symposium (AFPG), invites engineers, educators, researchers, students, and solutions providers in glass manufacturing to submit an abstract for an oral presentation at this industry conference. Hosted November 6-9, 2017, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the 78th Conference on Glass Problems (GPC) reportedly is the largest glass manufacturing conference in North America, attracting glass manufacturers and suppliers worldwide to exchange innovations and solutions. The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) co-organizes the conference in partnership with Alfred University. The GPC is devoted to the technical issues facing professionals responsible for the successful operations of glass manufacturing companies and features two days of invited and contributed talks in parallel with AFPG.
The AFPG symposium will have two days of invited and contributed talks in parallel to the GPC, enabling attendees the opportunity to participate in both events. The AFPG symposium addresses the latest developments in the field of glass processing with a strong emphasis on glass melting, attracting researchers, engineers, and experts from both academia and industry who are active in the field.
Broad topics of interest include:
- Furnace design and reconstruction
- Physics and chemistry of the melting process
- Thermodynamics and reaction kinetics of oxide systems relevant to industrial glass melting
- Modeling of glass melting and processing
- Combustion and heat transfer
- Raw materials: engineered, minerals and chemicals, batching and recycling
- Energy efficiency and management
- Environmental impact of glass
- Advanced process controls and sensors
- New topics relevant to glass manufacturing