Oscilating Combustion for Glass Production

Oscillating combustion is a new technology, which forces the oscillation of the burner fuel to create successive, fuel-rich and fuel-lean zones within the flame. This increases heat transfer by enhancing flame luminosity and turbulence. It also reduces NOx emissions by avoiding stochiometric combustion conditions that create maximum flame temperatures that are ideal for NOx creation. Oscillating combustion can be retrofitted onto existing burners by installing an oscillating valve on the fuel line to each burner and an electronic controller that handles several valves simultaneously. It can be retrofitted on systems fired with ambient air, preheated air, enriched air and oxygen. Several field demonstrations have been completed to date, including four stack annealing and fiberglass melting furnaces (Worrell et al., 2008. p.73).

Development Status Products
Demonstration
Glass

Oscilating Combustion for Glass ProductionCosts & Benefits

Parent Process: Melting and Refining
Energy Savings Potential
CO2 Emission Reduction Potential
Costs
Parent Process: Finishing
Energy Savings Potential

Reported fuels savings are 2 to 5% (Worrell et al., 2008. p.73).

CO2 Emission Reduction Potential
Costs

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