Energy efficiency of industrial glass melting

R.G.C. Beerkens

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Different new technologies for the improvement of the energy efficiency of glass furnaces have been compared and energy efficiency of conventional furnaces has been analyzed. Simple measures (improvement of insulation, redn. of bath humidity, redn. of air no., redn. of air leakages, optimization of the combustion process) would result in energy savings up to 8%. Drastic energy savings results by (recycling) cullet remelting. New technologies already in com. use include bath/cullet preheating and ceramic recuperators; future technols. include thermochem. recuperator, oxygen combustion, and use of radiant burners above the melt surface. [on SciFinder (R)]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-176
Number of pages5
JournalSklar a Keramik
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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