Chemical Age Volume 25

Chemical Age Volume 25

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...his broad acres. This country realized, as never before, to what a degree its industrial life depended upon the products of the technical chemist.."hat was done? Did our manufacturers close their factories and abandon the struggle? Far ' 'from it! i-Ingenious makeshifts _were' adopted here antl' there. but the great burden of responsibility was placed upon American chemists. They were put upon their mettle, and right uobly they responded. Ve_ have a small army of-American chemists. Some are occupied with the production of a few staple chemicals upon a large scale. Most are occupied normally with 'the control of the use of chemicals in hundreds of different branches. Suddenly they were summoried to create the manufacture of the most diverse-compounds, with the production of which they were totally unfamiliar. Yankee pluck, and determination, and adaptation and inventive ability were quite as marked assets in their inventory, as were technical and scientific attainments. And the result? One by one the different phases of chemical manufacture, hitherto unknown to us, or know, _n only in a tentative, hesitating way, have been organized and placed upon a permanent foundation. There remains still much to do. But never before, in the annals of technology, have so many new products been introduced into the cycle of a nation's industrial activity, in so short a space of time. The output of the new branches has been steadily increased, until in not a few cases, it exceeds the domestic consumptive demand. Most marked has been the creation of a coal-tar chemical industry destined shortly to render us entirely independent of foreign sources for hundreds of synthetic colors, medicinals, flavors, perfumes and photographic...
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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236765788
  • 9781236765789