Society General Meeting
2 October 2021
14:30 / 17:00
Talk: Norman Billingham
Acids and Alkalis – The Chemical Jigsaw
One of the great successes of the industrial revolution in the UK was the development of the chemical industry, which continues to be a major industry today. Although textbooks usually describe individual products, the reality is a complex collection of processes. Using the growth of the alkali industry as a basis. this talk will illustrate how the chemical industry developed into an interlocking “jigsaw” of processes which present both engineering and management challenges.