Chapter 14. Batch and Cullet Preheating and Emissions Control on Oxy-Fuel Furnaces

  1. John Kieffer
  1. Ronald W. Schroeder1,
  2. John D. Kwamya1,
  3. Peter Leone2 and
  4. Larry Barrickman2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294598.ch14

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

Schroeder, R. W., Kwamya, J. D., Leone, P. and Barrickman, L. (2000) Batch and Cullet Preheating and Emissions Control on Oxy-Fuel Furnaces, 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.ch14

Author Information

  1. 1

    Praxair, Inc.

  2. 2

    Leone Industries

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:

  • commercial glass firrnaces;
  • implementation;
  • preheoting batch;
  • oxy-fuel furnaces

Summary

Since the introduction of oxy-fuel firing on large commercial glass furnaces, substantial progress has been made in emissions and energy reduction for the process. Preheating of cullet and batch is a new effective method for improving the energy performance of oxy-fuel furnaces and thereby reducing overall glass production cost. New technology, which preheats the cullet and filters out particulate from glass furnace exhaust gas, was installed at a greenfield oxy-fuel furnace at Leone Industries in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The furnace was started up in May 1998 and the cullet preheater/filter was started up in September 1998. Full implementation of preheating will save US$200 000 per year on this furnace. In addition to preheating cullet, the system volatilizes organic material in the external cullet and also cleans particulate from the glass furnace exhaust gases. The cleaned gases meet the EPA new source emissions standards for glass furnaces. This paper describes the overall preheating and filtering process, the specific equipment and economic benefits at this location, and future plans for also preheating batch.