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Glass production

Glass production

  • Introduction to Waste Management and Climate Change

    Type: 
    Webinar
    Date and time:
    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Europe/Paris

    This webinar highlights the relevance of the waste sector to climate change, provides different technology options, and ways to overcome common barriers faced by developing countries when adopting these waste management technologies.

  • Product component and materials recycling

    Type: 
    Technology
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    Objective:

    According to the EC (19 November, 2008) “waste means any substance or object which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard.” Recycling materials and products – that are considered waste - is an ancient practice which shows that in times of resource scarcity (i.e. shortage of virgin materials) societies attach more economic and societal value to their own waste. This implies that throughout time the definition of waste can change as well. Generally speaking longer use or re-use of materials and products this is often mainly to cover a society’s needs.

  • Glass recycling

    Type: 
    Technology
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    Objective:

    Over half of the energy consumption of the glass industry is used for melting in order to form the glass. Adding recycled glass to the raw materials reduces energy use and CO2 emissions. Another advantage is that less raw material is needed. Currently, the world-average glass recycling rate is about 50%. Higher recycling rates are possible, especially in regions where the recovery rate is still low.

  • High performance building facades

    Type: 
    Technology
    Objective:

    The building façade is the interface between the external and internal environments of a building. Therefore, it has a large impact on occupants’ interface with the surrounding environment; energy efficiency and the indoor environmental quality performance of a building, such as lighting and HVAC electricity loads; and peak load to maintain good lighting level and thermal comfort for the occupants.

  • CO2 Reduction from Glass Melting Furnaces by Oxy-Fuel Firing Combined with Batch/Cullet Preheating

    Type: 
    Publication
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    According to this conference paper, about 30% fuel savings and 20% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have been demonstrated in an oxy-fuel fired container glass furnace combined with batch/cullet preheating, compared with a state-of-the art regenerative furnace. An advanced oxy-fuel fired glass melting furnace with a new batch/cullet preheater is projected to reduce the specific fuel consumption further to 2.65 GJ/mton and specific CO2 emissions to 237 Kg/ton.

  • Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document for the Production of Cement, Lime and Magnesium Oxide

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    Publication
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    This reference document forms part of a series presenting the results of an exchange of information between European Union member states, the industries concerned, non-governmental organizations promoting environmental protection and the European Commission, to draw up, review and where necessary, update reference documents. This document includes general information on the glass industry, data and information on the environmental performance, techniques to reduce environmental impact and emerging techniques.

  • Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document for the Manufacture of Glass

    Type: 
    Publication
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    Objective:

    This reference document forms part of a series presenting the results of an exchange of information between European Union member states, the industries concerned, non-governmental organizations promoting environmental protection and the European Commission, to draw up, review and where necessary, update reference documents. This document includes general information on the glass industry, data and information on the environmental performance, techniques to reduce environmental impact and emerging techniques.