Chapter 13. Optimizing Batch Composition, Redox and Furnace Operation
- William Smothers
Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1988 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
48th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 3/4
How to Cite
Hulme, R. (1988) Optimizing Batch Composition, Redox and Furnace Operation, in 48th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 3/4 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310472.ch13
- Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1988
Print ISBN: 9780470374788
Online ISBN: 9780470310472
Most glass technologists in the container industry and an increasing number in the flat glass industry are aware of the value of the batch redox concept. It has often been stated that the batch redox system cannot be used in isolation and that the optimum batch redox for each furnace can only be determined by experience. This paper outlines the results of container plant trials in the U.K., with particular emphasis on the interaction between furnace operation and batch redox. An overall view of the melting process will therefore be presented, and possible mechanisms for the interactive effects are proposed.