Chapter 11. An Effective PEMS Alternative to CEMS for Quantifying Glass Furnace NOx Emissions

  1. John Kieffer
  1. C. Philip Ross1,
  2. Dick Russell2 and
  3. John Mino3

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294598.ch11

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 60th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 60th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 1

How to Cite

Ross, C. P., Russell, D. and Mino, J. (2008) An Effective PEMS Alternative to CEMS for Quantifying Glass Furnace NOx Emissions, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 60th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 1 (ed J. Kieffer), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294598.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    Glass Industry Consulting, Laguna Niguel, California

  2. 2

    Owens Illinois

  3. 3

    Ball Foster

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375662

Online ISBN: 9780470294598

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Keywords:

  • glass industry;
  • monitoring system;
  • furnaces;
  • recordkeeping;
  • ozone standards

Summary

NOx emission issues have been of significant interest to the glass industry in recent years. The glass industry recognizes that it must provide reasonable assurance that their facilities comply with established NOx emissions standards imposed by air pollution control agencies, but wish to avoid continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS) because of their significant capital investment and high operating and maintenance costs. This paper reviews the industry's alternative predictive emission monitoring system (PEMS) approach, which can meet the requirements imposed on CEMS, minimizing the additional purchase and maintenance costs. Appropriate furnace parameters are selected for predictive calculations of NOx emissions developed from the periodic monitoring with a portable chemical cell gas analyzer. Commercial portable analyzers now have the ability to provide precise and accurate measurements similar to CEMS when properly operated according to approved test protocols. The system's effectiveness for each operating furnace can be validated by comparing emission test method data with simultaneous parameter monitoring data. Resultant predictive calculations have been accepted by air emission control agencies for demonstrating regulation compliance.