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Main Title Batch Pretreatment Process Technology for Abatement of Emissions and Conservation of Energy in Glass Melting Furnaces: Phase IIA. Process Design Manual.
Author Miller, R. E. ; Raghavan, R. ; Thomas, R. R. ;
CORP Author Corning Glass Works, NY. ;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-68-02-2640; EPA/600/2-85/073;
Stock Number PB85-216554
Additional Subjects Batching ; Air pollution control ; Glass industry ; Sulfur oxides ; Nitrogen oxides ; Particles ; Melting furnaces ; Manuals ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Experimental design ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Energy conservation ; Corning Glass Works ; Electrified bed particulate collection devices
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-216554 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 123p
A jointly funded project was formally initiated in 1977 by the Department of Energy, Corning Glass Works, and the Environmental Protection Agency to develop and demonstrate the capability of glass batch preheating for controlling glass manufacturing pollution while reducing energy consumption. That project involved preliminary laboratory studies and developed a process design manual that defined only adequately energy conservation potential. The recommendation of that study indicated the need for additional research to define the pollution capture potential of the concept. This study carried out that recommendation by conducting pollution capture studies on an operating commercial regenerative furnace and packed bed using agglomerated batch pellets. Also included are results of the pollution capture potential of the bed when it is electrostatically enhanced. Conclusions were developed on particulate pollution capture potential of the packed bed with and without electrostatic enhancement, on SOx capture efficiency, and on glass product quality. The results of this study indicated that particulate capture capability ranges from 20 to 90 percent depending on gas stream parameters. The SOx reduction efficiency was determined to range up to 95 percent. These results could provide the basis for a larger technology demonstration on a pilot glass furnace and will decrease energy costs and risks in developing a full-scale production system.