Since 1934, the annual Conference on Glass Problems has addressed the challenges facing the glass industry with innovative solutions that have led to new and enhanced glass products and processes. Each year, the proceedings from this conference, which has become the largest industrial glass meeting in the United States, have been published for the benefit of glass, ceramics, and materials scientists and engineers around the world.
This volume features the state–of–the–science collection of papers presented at the 72nd Conference on Glass Problems. During the conference, leading international scientists and engineers met for two days to discuss the latest innovations and solutions for glass manufacturing. Moreover, they forecasted and explored future directions of the glass industry. The proceedings are grouped into five sections:
- Glass melting
- Legislation, safety, and emissions
- Recycling and batch wetting
- Process control
References at the end of each paper enable readers to explore individual topics in greater depth.
The 72nd Conference on Glass Problems is essential reading for all scientists and engineers who need to stay abreast of the latest research in the field. All readers will find valuable information that enables the glass industry to continue to innovate with new and improved glass products and processes to meet the needs of both industrial and general consumers.
Optimization of Burners in Oxygen–Gas Fired Glass Furnace 3Marco van Kersbergen, Ruud Beerkens, Wladimir Sarmiento–Darkin, and Hisashi Kobayashi
Future Energy–Efficient and Low–Emissions Glass Melting Processes 15Ruud Beerkens, Hans van Limpt, Adriaan Lankhorst, and Piet van Santen
Mathematical Modeling to Optimize a Furnace Length by Width Ratio 33Erik Muijsenberg, Marketa Muijsenberg, Tomas Krobot, and Glenn Neff
A Summary of Almost 50 Years of Glass Furnace Preheating 53George Kopser
Is 50% Energy Efficiency Improvement Possible in the Glass Product and Production Chain in 2030? 65Leon Wijshoff
Conception of Modern Glass Furnace Regenerators 75Stefan Postrach, Elias Carillo, Mathew Wheeler, and Götz Heilemann
New Cruciform Solutions to Upgrade Your Regenerator 91D. Lechevalier, I. Cabodi, O. Citti, M. Gaubil, and J. Poiret
Bonded Solutions for the Container Market 105Thierry Azencot and Michele Blackburn
Low–Cost Fused Cast Refractories: Some Peculiarities and Connection with Glass Defects 113P. Carlo Ratto
Mullite, Spinel & Calcium Aluminate Leading the Way for Long Campaign/Energy Efficient Modern Glass Furnace Construction 121Chris Windle, Trevor Wilson, and Rhiannon Webster
MoZr02 A New Material for Glass Melting Electrodes and Molybdenum Glass Tank Reinforcements Experiences and Insights 135Mike Ferullo and Rudolf Holzknecht
Changing of Gob Temperature from Spout to Blank 147Gesine Bergmann, Hayo Müller–Simon, Nils–Holger Löber, and Kristina Kessler
High Viscosity Glass Sheet Fabrication 159Daniel Hawtof
Closed Loop Control of Blank Mold Temperatures 167Jonathan Simon and Braden McDermott
LEGISLATION, SAFETY, AND EMISSIONS
The U.S. Policy and Political Landscape and Its Potential Impacts on the Glass Industry: Through a Glass Darkly 179Shelley N. Fidler and Marisa Hecht
Achieving a Global Corporate Safety Culture 187Jeff Hannis
Emission Monitoring in the Glass Industry 193Steve Roosz
RECYCLING AND BATCH WETTING
Design of a New 25 Ton per Hour Waste Glass Processing Plant for Rumpke 205Christian Makari and Stefan Ebner
Glass Recycling Technology of Today 217Hoser Moser
Cord Testing using Thermal Shock: Virtue or Vice? 221Gary L. Smay and Henry M. Dimmick, Jr.
To Wet or Not to Wet, That is the Question Part B Using Dry Batch 231Douglas H. Davis and Christopher J. Hoyle
Batch Wetting Another Point of View 243John Brown, Hisashi Kobayashi, Wladimir Sarmiento–Darkin, and Matthias Lindig
Author Index 257