This issue contains a collection of papers presented at the 71st Conference on Glass Problems, October 19-20, 2010 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Topics include glass melting; glass science, defects; safety; refractories; recycling; controls; and raw materials.
Foreword ix Preface xi Acknowledgments xiii GLASS MELTING. Recent Developments of Batch and Cullet Preheating in Europe Practical Experiences and Implications 3 Philipp Zippe Oxy-Fuel Conversion Reduces Fuel Consumption in Fiberglass Melting 19 John Rossi, Michael Habel, Kevin Lievre, Xiaoyi He, and Matthew Watson Solar Glass Melting 33 Matthias Lindig Integrated Air Quality Control System for Float Glass Furnace 39 Michael Cheng and Nathan Blanton GLASS SCIENCE, DEFECTS, AND SAFETY. Heavy Metal Issues In and Out of Glass 53 C. Philip Ross A Look at the Chemical Strengthening Process: Alkali Aluminosilicate Glasses vs. Soda-Lime Glass 61 Sinue Gomez, Matthew J. Dejneka, Adam J. Ellison, and Katherine R. Rossington Studying Bubble Glass Defects That are Caused by Refractory Materials 67 Jiri Ullrich and Erik Muijsenberg Analysis of Cord and Stones in Glass 81 Henry Dimmick, Neal Nichols, and Gary Smay "Cat Scratch" Cord Dispersal 87 Les Gaskell Tools Used to Improve Operational Safety in Johns Manville Glass Plants 95 Noel Camp REFRACTORIES AND RECYCLING. Extra Clear Glass Refractory Selection: A Follow Up 107 L. Massard, M. Gaubil, and J. Poiret Refractory Issues and Glass Processing and Preventative Solutions 115 Paul Myers Fuel Savings with High Emissivity Coatings 125 Tom Kleeb and Bill Fausey Regenerator Temperature Modeling for Proper Refractory Selection 137 Elias Carrillo and Mathew Wheeler Thinking Green: Recycling in the Refractory Industry 157 Werner Odreitz and Matt Wheeler Recycling of Post-Consumer Glass: Energy Savings, CO2 Emission Reduction, Effects on Glass Quality and Glass Melting 167 Ruud Beerkens, Goos Kers, and Engelbert van Santen Characterization and Improvement of Gob Delivery Systems Braden McDermott, Xu Ding, and Jonathan Simon CONTROLS AND RAW MATERIALS. Model Based Process Control for Glass Furnace Operation 205 Piet van Santen, Leo Huisman and Sander van Deelen Taking Full Benefit of Oxygen Sensors and Automatic Control 215 Peter Hemmann Flue Gas Treatment in the Glass Industry: Dry Process and Calcium-based Sorbents 225 Amandine Gambin and Xavier Pettiau To Wet or Not to Wet That is the Question Part A 235 Douglas H. Davis and Christopher J. Hoyle A Historical Perspective on Silica and the Glass Industry in the USA 249 Paul F. Guttmann Author Index 261