Project Actions & Results
LIFE CleanOx project consists in demonstrating an innovative radiative heat exchanger based HeatOx solution.
The project has three main objectives:
- Reduction of GHG emissions linked to tableware glass production (compared to air combustion using a regenerative heat exchanger: 30% less CO2 and 90% less NOx emissions)
- Increase of thermal efficiency in tableware glass plants (compared to air combustion using a regenerative heat exchanger: 30% less)
- Significant CAPEX reduction (50-75%) compared to LIFE Eco-HeatOx (1st generation of HeatOx)
As part of the demonstration project, Partners aim at implementing the following actions:
- C1 Design a radiative heat exchanger for the pilot furnace
- C2 Implement a radiative heat exchanger to the pilot furnace flue gas channel
- C3 Implement burners and pipings to the pilot furnace
- C4 Operate the pilot furnace with hot O2 and NG up to 800C and 500C
- C5 Ensuring long-term sustainability, replicability and transferability
- C6 Design SMR tubes for the radiative heat exchanger
- C7 Implement SMR tubes and auxilary units such as a stream generator
Description of the actions
The main focus of the LIFE CleanOx project aims to implement at full-scale an innovative technology with a strong positive environmental impact (GHG and energy savings) that will be economically viable.