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Title: Method and apparatus for melting glass batch

Abstract

A glass melting system involving preheating, precalcining, and prefluxing of batch materials prior to injection into a glass furnace. The precursors are heated by convection rather than by radiation in present furnaces. Upon injection into the furnace, batch materials are intimately coated with molten flux so as to undergo or at least begin the process of dissolution reaction prior to entering the melt pool.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Kennewick, WA
  2. Richland, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866628
Patent Number(s):
4752314
Assignee:
Battelle Development Corporation (Columbus, OH)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C03 - GLASS C03B - MANUFACTURE, SHAPING, OR SUPPLEMENTARY PROCESSES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02P - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; melting; glass; batch; involving; preheating; precalcining; prefluxing; materials; prior; injection; furnace; precursors; heated; convection; radiation; furnaces; intimately; coated; molten; flux; undergo; begin; process; dissolution; reaction; entering; melt; pool; glass melt; melting glass; batch materials; melt pool; glass melting; materials prior; /65/

Citation Formats

Fassbender, Alexander G, Walkup, Paul C, and Mudge, Lyle K. Method and apparatus for melting glass batch. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Fassbender, Alexander G, Walkup, Paul C, & Mudge, Lyle K. Method and apparatus for melting glass batch. United States.
Fassbender, Alexander G, Walkup, Paul C, and Mudge, Lyle K. Fri . "Method and apparatus for melting glass batch". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866628.
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abstractNote = {A glass melting system involving preheating, precalcining, and prefluxing of batch materials prior to injection into a glass furnace. The precursors are heated by convection rather than by radiation in present furnaces. Upon injection into the furnace, batch materials are intimately coated with molten flux so as to undergo or at least begin the process of dissolution reaction prior to entering the melt pool.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
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