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Oxygen and natural gas preheating for oxy-float glass (Glass International 2010)

Air Liquide and AGC Glass Europe have collaborated to develop a new technology based on oxy-combustion, combining a heat recovery equipment that provides a furnace with preheated oxygen and preheated natural gas by recovering energy from the flue gases, with a new generation of staged oxygen burner named Alglass Sun. Youssef Joumani, Bertrand Leroux, Antonella Contino, Olivier Douxchamps and Johan Behen report for Glass International.