Chapter 14. The LoNOx, an Alternative to Oxy-Fuel or an Enhancement?

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. Helmut Pieper1 and
  2. Ronald H. Moore2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314661.ch14

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 55th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 2

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 55th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 2

How to Cite

Pieper, H. and Moore, R. H. (1995) The LoNOx, an Alternative to Oxy-Fuel or an Enhancement?, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 55th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314661.ch14

Author Information

  1. 1

    Nikolaus Sorg GmbH & Co. KG, Lohr am Main, Germany

  2. 2

    Henry F. Teichmann, Inc., McMurray, PA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375358

Online ISBN: 9780470314661

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Keywords:

  • melting;
  • eliminating;
  • optimizing;
  • electrostatic;
  • preheating

Summary

Stricter emissions limits, legislation forcing increased usage of recycled glass, and high energy costs are the driving forces behind new furnace technology in Europe. This paper discusses the newest generation of the LoNOx Melter and how it can be used to address these problems as an alternative to or an enhancement to oxy-fuel melting. Changes in the LoNOx Melter design improved the energy consumption and lowered NOX emissions for the second-generation LoNOx melter. The paper will then deal with cost and emissions data for different furnace types using a typical U.S. container operation. For the comparisons, a regenerative, an oxy fuel, an oxy-fuel LoNOx, and an air/gas LoNOx melter will be considered.