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Title: Thermally efficient melting and fuel reforming for glass making

Abstract

An integrated process is described for utilizing waste heat from a glass making furnace. The hot off-gas from the furnace is initially partially cooled, then fed to a reformer. In the reformer, the partially cooled off-gas is further cooled against a hydrocarbon which is thus reformed into a synthesis gas, which is then fed into the glass making furnace as a fuel. The further cooled off-gas is then recycled back to absorb the heat from the hot off-gas to perform the initial cooling. 2 figures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Air Products and Chemicals Inc
OSTI Identifier:
7278995
Patent Number(s):
5057133
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-547894
Assignee:
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-89CE40917
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2 Jul 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; EXHAUST GASES; WASTE HEAT UTILIZATION; GLASS INDUSTRY; CATALYTIC REFORMING; HEAT TRANSFER; HYDROCARBONS; RECYCLING; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; ENERGY TRANSFER; FLUIDS; GASEOUS WASTES; GASES; INDUSTRY; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; REFORMER PROCESSES; WASTE PRODUCT UTILIZATION; WASTES; 320304* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes- Waste Heat Recovery & Utilization

Citation Formats

Chen, M S, Painter, C F, Pastore, S P, Roth, G S, and Winchester, D C. Thermally efficient melting and fuel reforming for glass making. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Chen, M S, Painter, C F, Pastore, S P, Roth, G S, & Winchester, D C. Thermally efficient melting and fuel reforming for glass making. United States.
Chen, M S, Painter, C F, Pastore, S P, Roth, G S, and Winchester, D C. Tue . "Thermally efficient melting and fuel reforming for glass making". United States.
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title = {Thermally efficient melting and fuel reforming for glass making},
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abstractNote = {An integrated process is described for utilizing waste heat from a glass making furnace. The hot off-gas from the furnace is initially partially cooled, then fed to a reformer. In the reformer, the partially cooled off-gas is further cooled against a hydrocarbon which is thus reformed into a synthesis gas, which is then fed into the glass making furnace as a fuel. The further cooled off-gas is then recycled back to absorb the heat from the hot off-gas to perform the initial cooling. 2 figures.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {10}
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