Chapter 13. Oxy-Fuel Firing for Emissions Control on a Container Melter

  1. John B Wachtman Jr.
  1. Carlos Herrera F.1 and
  2. Gabriel Noboa2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314401.ch13

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 54th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 2

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 54th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 2

How to Cite

Herrera F., C. and Noboa, G. (2008) Oxy-Fuel Firing for Emissions Control on a Container Melter, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 54th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314401.ch13

Author Information

  1. 1

    Vitro Envases Norteamerica Monterrey, NL Mexico 64570

  2. 2

    Combustion Tec, Inc. Apopka, FL 32703

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375303

Online ISBN: 9780470314401

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Keywords:

  • tightening environmental;
  • vitro envases;
  • lower energy consumption;
  • glass producer;
  • furnace refractory

Summary

The need to increase perfume bottle production and tightening environmentsal regulations called for Vitro Envases to install a 100% oxy-fuel system in a 35-t/day furnace in one of its container plants in Mexico Ciy. NOx emissions of less than 1 Ib of NOx per U.S, short ton were obtained even at the highest glass pull rate, and particulates were 70% lower compared to a similar regenerative furnace. A lower capital investment compared to a new regenerative furnace was achieved. Lower-cost oxygen was implemented through the installation of a VPSA plant. Lower energy consumption has been achieved through operating experience.