Chapter 9. Fluidized Beds for Glass Batch Preheating

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. Ravi Sakhuja and
  2. William E. Cole

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291061.ch9

Proceedings of the 41st Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic and Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2, Issue 1/2

Proceedings of the 41st Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic and Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Sakhuja, R. and Cole, W. E. (1981) Fluidized Beds for Glass Batch Preheating, in Proceedings of the 41st Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic and Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2, Issue 1/2 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291061.ch9

Author Information

  1. Thermo Electron Corp. Waltham, Mass. 02154

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1981

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470373873

Online ISBN: 9780470291061

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Keywords:

  • glass batch;
  • melting furnace;
  • batch mixing;
  • deleterious eflects;
  • glass quality

Summary

Use of a fluidized bed to preheat glass batch before feeding it into the melting furnace is described. This process reduces the furnace energy use by 20%, has a short payback period, and improves the batch mixing—all with no deleterious effects on the glass quality.