Microwave melting and drilling of basalts

E. Jerby, V. Dikhtyar, M. Einat

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The paper presents two experimental methods for basalt processing by microwaves, and their results. One method employs a single-mode cavity to melt basalt, and to produce a volcanic glass (obsidian). The other method uses an open-end applicator (i.e. a microwave drill [1]) to form holes in basalt rocks. Experimental observations of the basalt interactions with microwaves in these two schemes are described, and their significances are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 AIChE Annual Meeting - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 7 Nov 200412 Nov 2004


Conference2004 AIChE Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX


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