Investigation of Pollution Emits By Cupola Furnace in Gujarat Foundry

  ijett-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
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Volume-4 Issue-5                      
Year of Publication : 2013
Authors : Hardikkumar Patil , Gajanan Patange , M.P.Khond


Hardikkumar Patil , Gajanan Patange , M.P.Khond. "Investigation of Pollution Emits By Cupola Furnace in Gujarat Foundry". International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT). V4(5):1573-1575 May 2013. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group.


The foundry industry is the major contributor in pollution among all other industries in India. At present only few foundries in India have pollution controllable system. Most of these casting industr ies use cupola furnace t hat emi ts gases namely carbon dioxide, carbon mo noxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulphu r dioxide, suspended particle matter, dust and ash. Though, emission from single furnace is not considerable but it has huge impact if much such type of furnaces located in par ticular area. A inclusive study on the type of gas emitted, rate of gases and amount of pollution cause from cupola furnace is essential before design any emission controlling system. In this paper investigation on furnace wastages is carried out on GIDC ( Gujarat, India). The outcomes of research are based on data taken out from cupola furnace where the pollution measuring system was set up. The rates of emission of gases are measured hourly for a whole day and it has been noted that in very first hours of firing the emission was at peak. It also been noted that pollution from this furnace was much higher than decided pollution range by the Gujarat pollution control board (GPCB). There are some alternatives of such furnaces are also suggested.


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cupola furnace, rate of emission, pollution, control system, foundry industry