Impact of glass cullet on the consumption of energy and environment in the production of glass packaging material

Kovačec, Miroslav and Pilipović, Ana and Štefanić, Nedeljko (2011) Impact of glass cullet on the consumption of energy and environment in the production of glass packaging material. = Impact of glass cullet on the consumption of energy and environment in the production of glass packaging material. In: Proceedings of the 9th WSEAS International Conference on Environment, Ecosystems and Development - EED '11, 29.-31.12.2011., Montreux, Švicarska.

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Abstract

Glass is a very widespread packaging material that is used every day (e.g. bottles for water, for children’s food, juices, beer, wine, glass jars for food preservation, etc.). The production of glass containers requires large amounts of raw materials, such as: silica sand, soda, dolomite, etc., and substantial quantities of energy since the production cycle is extremely energy- demanding. The aim of this paper is to present how the usage of waste glass in the production of glass packaging saves the raw materials for the production of glass, reduces energy necessary for the exploitation and melting of raw materials, thus preserving also the unrenewable sources of energy such as natural gas, fuel oil or electricity, which are mostly used as energy sources in the production of glass packaging. Besides, since fewer energy sources are used, the emission of harmful gases (CO2, NOX, particulates, etc.) into the environment is lower. By using glass cullet, which is obtained by waste glass recycling, the quantity of municipal waste is reduced, and in this way the environment is preserved as well.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Keywords (Croatian): Cullet, energy savings, glass packaging, glass recycling, waste management
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: 1200 Department of Technology > 1240 Chair of Polymer Processing
700 Department of Industrial Engineering > 720 Chair of Production Control
Indexed in Web of Science: No
Indexed in Current Contents: No
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2016 13:26
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 12:53
URI: http://repozitorij.fsb.hr/id/eprint/6001

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