Chapter 19. NOx Abatement System: Using Molecular Sieve Catalyst Modules for a Glass Melting Furnace
- John B. Wachtman Jr
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1989 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
Proceedings of the 49th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 3/4
How to Cite
Grove, M. and Sturm, W. (2008) NOx Abatement System: Using Molecular Sieve Catalyst Modules for a Glass Melting Furnace, in Proceedings of the 49th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 3/4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310533.ch19
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1989
Print ISBN: 9780470374849
Online ISBN: 9780470310533
The CER-NOx process* for the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) of NOx has been applied for some years in fossile burning generation and co-generation power plants with good success. It was, therefore, only a matter of time before government agencies also started regulating air pollutants of chemical and other manufacturing processes to minimize the total emission of NOx Glass melting furnaces also generate NOx (at high temperature and adequate retention time) which has been emitted to the atmosphere together with the flue gas of kilns in the past. For the first time a turnkey CER-NOx system using molecular sieve rather than noble/heavy metal catalyst modules has been used to reduce the NOx emission of a glass plant in West Germany in 1987.
This paper presents information on the urgent need to reduce NOx emissions, the CER-NOx technology developed using molecular sieve (SCR) catalyst modules rather than heavy/noble metal type catalysts, avoiding many of their field problems,† and Europe's first turnkey NOx abatement system with process guarantee for glass melting furnaces and the operating experience gained since early 1987.