Ernest SOLVAY

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Industrialist, Businessman

BelgianBorn Ernest Gaston Joseph SOLVAY

Belgian chemist, industrialist and philanthropist

Born on April 16, 1838 in Rebecq, Belgium , Belgium

Died on May 26, 1922 in Ixelles, Belgium

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Solvay was prevented by acute pleurisy from going to university. He worked in his uncle's chemical factory from the age of 21.



In 1861, he developed the ammonia-soda process for the manufacture of soda ash (anhydrous sodium carbonate) from brine (as a source of sodium chloride) and limestone (as a source of calcium carbonate). The process was an improvement over the earlier Leblanc process.

...   Solvay was prevented by acute pleurisy from going to university. He worked in his uncle's chemical factory from the age of 21.



In 1861, he developed the ammonia-soda process for the manufacture of soda ash (anhydrous sodium carbonate) from brine (as a source of sodium chloride) and limestone (as a source of calcium carbonate). The process was an improvement over the earlier Leblanc process.



He established his first factory at Couillet (now merged into Charleroi, Belgium) in 1863 and further perfected the process until 1872, when he patented it. Soon, Solvay process plants were established in the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany and Austria. Today, about 70 Solvay process plants are still operational worldwide.



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