Chapter 1. 100% Oxygen Firing of Regenerative Melters

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. Geoffrey Tuson1,
  2. Ray Higdon2 and
  3. R. D. Moore3

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313923.ch1

Proceedings of the 52nd Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 3/4

Proceedings of the 52nd Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 3/4

How to Cite

Tuson, G., Higdon, R. and Moore, R. D. (1994) 100% Oxygen Firing of Regenerative Melters, in Proceedings of the 52nd Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 3/4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313923.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Union Carbide Industrial Gases, Inc. Tarrytown, NY 10598

  2. 2

    Carr-Lowrey Glass Company Baltimore, MD 21203

  3. 3

    Gallo Glass Company Modesto, CA 95353

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375136

Online ISBN: 9780470313923

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Keywords:

  • radiation;
  • oxygen lancing;
  • oxy-fuel;
  • consumption;
  • combustion

Summary

Interest is growing in using oxy-gas burners for firing glass melters to satisfy tightening environmental regulations. Emissions, energy, and operational data are reported for two regenerative melters converted to 100% oxy-gas firing. Energy savings resulted primarily from reduced port radiation losses and improved energy availability. NOx emissions were reduced to 2.1 lb/ton of glass where batch niter was present, and to 0.8 lb/ton in the absence of niter. Total particulate emissions were also lower on average, although changing operating conditions made interpretation of some of the data uncertain.