Chapter 16. Clean Firing of Glass Furnaces Through the Use of Oxygen

  1. John B Wachtman Jr.
  1. Prince B. Eleazer and
  2. Aleksandar G. Slavejkov

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314401.ch16

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

Eleazer, P. B. and Slavejkov, A. G. (1994) Clean Firing of Glass Furnaces Through the Use of Oxygen, 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.ch16

Author Information

  1. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Allentown, PA 18195

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375303

Online ISBN: 9780470314401

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • oygen-fie1 firing;
  • glass melting;
  • quality regulations;
  • industrial oxygen;
  • premixed oxygen

Summary

Many companies are presently considering 100% oxygen-fuel firing of glass melting furnaces. The question being asked regularly is whether oxy-fuel is a niche solution to specific environmental issues or a trend that will change the primary glass melter. Several factors will ultimately determine the outcome, including air quality regulations, relative costs of electricity and natural gas, advancements in air separation, as well as the technical results achievable in glass melting.