Glass expert showcases 50 years’ experience on DVD

Glass manufacturing expert, C. Philip Ross has released two DVDs, covering Air Emission Issues in Glass Melting Furnaces and Glass Melting Furnaces.

These in-depth DVDs discuss function, furnace types, glass batch formation, refractories and issues, along with ethical considerations and socioeconomic implications.
The DVDs review air emissions characteristics from glass melting furnaces, including the historical regulatory trend (past, present, and near future), issues concerning new and existing furnaces, as well as drivers to change emission standards. This 3 1/2 hour course covers:
  • Criteria Pollutants and Measurements
  • Glass Segments and Furnace Types
  • Permitting Issues
  • Emissions Sources and Generation Mechanisms
  • Furnace Operations – Process Control
  • Add-on Control Technologies
After graduating with a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Illinois, C. Philip Ross began a successful 50 year career in the glass manufacturing industry. For 27 years he held line and staff positions in the container and tableware glass segments, including 15 years as the V.P. of Batch & Furnace Engineering for Kerr Glass. Responsibilities have included raw material selection, glass formulation, and the design, construction, operation and environmental compliance for glass melting furnaces. As an independent consultant, he has performed services for more than 170 companies in 30 countries. He is a Fellow of The American Ceramic Society, and served on the Advisory Board for the Conference on Glass Problems for 25 years.
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