Chapter 14. The LoNOx, an Alternative to Oxy-Fuel or an Enhancement?
- John B. Wachtman Jr
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1995 The American Ceramic Society
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
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1995
Print ISBN: 9780470375358
Online ISBN: 9780470314661
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.