Regenerative FurnacesCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: Melting and Refining|
|Energy Savings Potential||
Regenerative furnaces can have thermal energy efficiency of up to 65% (US DOE, 2002. p.55)
Energy savings are correlated with the preheated combustion gas temperature. For example, with a combustion air temperature of 800 ºC gives energy saving of 35%.
Multi-pass regenerators can reduce the energy intensity of the furnace by 15% (Worrell et al., 2008. p.63).
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential|
Regenerative Furnaces Publications
Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Glass Industry - An ENERGY STAR® Guide for Energy and Plant Managers
Prepared primarily with the US Glass Industry, this document provides information about energy efficiency measures applicable to glass manufacturing, including performance and cost benchmarks whenever possible.
Regenerative Furnaces Reference Documents
As a reference of the EU Industrial Emissions Directive (2010/75 EU) this new version provides extensive information on Best Available Techniques (BATs) applicable to European Glass Manufacturing Industry for reducing environmental impact. The document is prepared by the Institute for the Prospective Technological Studies of European Commission's Joint Research Center.