Frederick Gardner Cottrell

Frederick Gardner Cottrell

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Frederick Gardner Cottrell was an American physical chemist and inventor. A native of Oakland, California, his immense curiosity gained him notice as a prodigious reader. But his achievements were also an ambitious response to economic necessity. He finished high school, entered the University of California, Berkeley at age 16 and graduated in 3 years. He also went into Harvard, but dropped out in three weeks because of overloaded stress. Pursuing graduate work in Germany, he received an advanced degree from the University of Berlin in 1901 and a Ph.D. from the University of Leipzig in 1902. Returning to a professorship at the University of California, he embarked on work which would culminate in 1908 with a patent for the electrostatic precipitator. It remains a principal technology for pollutant removal from industrial waste flows to this dayshow more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135699253
  • 9786135699258