Ceramic tile grout removal & sealing using high power lasers

Lawrence, Jonathan and Li, Lin and Spencer, Julian T. (2006) Ceramic tile grout removal & sealing using high power lasers. In: The 15th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics (ICALEO �96), 14-17 October 1996, Detroit.

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Abstract

Work has been conducted using a Nd:YAG laser, a CO2 laser and a high power diode laser (HPDL) in order to determine the feasibility of removing contaminated tile grout from the void between adjoining vitrified ceramic tiles, and to seal the void permanently with a material having an impermeable surface glaze. Reported on in the paper are; the basic process phenomena, the process effectiveness, suitable vitrifiable material development, a heat affect study and a morphological and compositional analysis.

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Additional Information:Work has been conducted using a Nd:YAG laser, a CO2 laser and a high power diode laser (HPDL) in order to determine the feasibility of removing contaminated tile grout from the void between adjoining vitrified ceramic tiles, and to seal the void permanently with a material having an impermeable surface glaze. Reported on in the paper are; the basic process phenomena, the process effectiveness, suitable vitrifiable material development, a heat affect study and a morphological and compositional analysis.
Keywords:high power diode laser (HPDL), ceramic, grout, sealing, removal
Subjects:H Engineering > H680 Optoelectronic Engineering
H Engineering > H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Divisions:College of Science > School of Engineering
ID Code:3278
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:10 Sep 2010 07:40
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:45

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