Chapter 19. NOx Abatement System: Using Molecular Sieve Catalyst Modules for a Glass Melting Furnace

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. Manfred Grove1 and
  2. Werner Sturm2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310533.ch19

Proceedings of the 49th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 3/4

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Steuler International

  2. 2

    Steuler Industrieweke

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374849

Online ISBN: 9780470310533

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Keywords:

  • modules;
  • emissions;
  • catalysts;
  • altitude;
  • pollutants

Summary

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.