Optimizing the consumption of a pottery kiln in Salé (Oulja)



Abstract. Reducing the energy consumption is one of the main challenges of the global economy. Several experimental studies have shown that the energy consumption in a pottery kiln is high and the excess consumption is due to heat losses of the combustion gas leaving the furnace through the chimney. The recovery of this heat can lead to big energy savings. To study the impact of heat losses, from the furnace, on energy consumption we developed a digital program that determines the temperatures of the kiln. Thermal losses of the kiln’s walls are computed which helps to deduce the losses of the combustion gas.

Kiln, Furnace, Energy Consumption, Pottery, Heat Losses

Published online 12/10/2016, 4 pages
Copyright © 2016 by the author(s)
Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA
Citation: M. BAKKARI, F. LEMMINI, K. GUERAOUI, ‘Optimizing the consumption of a pottery kiln in Salé (Oulja)’, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 1, pp 222-225, 2016
DOI: http://dx.doi.org /10.21741/9781945291197-55

The article was published as article 55 of the book Dielectric Materials and Applications

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