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.