Chapter 17. Considerations and Results in Applying Oxygen Firing to Industrial Glass Melters

  1. John B Wachtman Jr.
  1. William J. Snyder1,
  2. Frederic N. Steigman1 and
  3. Abilio Tasca2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314401.ch17

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

Snyder, W. J., Steigman, F. N. and Tasca, A. (1994) Considerations and Results in Applying Oxygen Firing to Industrial Glass Melters, 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.ch17

Author Information

  1. 1

    Praxair Inc. Tarrytown, NY 10591

  2. 2

    Praxair Inc. Sao Paulo, CEP 05025 Brazil

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 regulations;
  • oxy-fuel melter;
  • glass industry;
  • vaccum pressure swing absorption;
  • energy

Summary

Glass manufacturers constantly confront the challenge of maintaining a cost-effective operation in the face of tightening environmental regulations. Converting glass melters to 100% oxy-fuel firing is becoming a popular alternative to deal with this problem and minimize future restrictions placed on their operation, This paper reviews the results from several recent oxy-fuel melter conversions and field trials.