ENERGY EFFICIENCY CHALLENGES ADDRESSED THROUGH THE USE OF ADVANCED REFRACTORY CERAMIC MATERIALS
Refractory ceramics can play a critical role in improving the energy efficiency of traditional industrial processes through increased furnace efficiency brought about by the employment of novel refractory systems and techniques. Examples of advances in refractory materials related to aluminum, gasification, glass, and lime are highlighted. Energy savings are realized based on reduction of chemical reactions, elimination of mechanical degradation caused by the service environment, reduction of temperature limitations of materials, and elimination of costly installation and repair needs. Key results of projects resulting from US Department of Energy (DOE) funded research programs are discussed with emphasis on applicability of these results to high temperature furnace applications and needed research directions for the future.
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- Conference: 38th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Daytona Beach, FL, USA, 20140126, 20140131
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- Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
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