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Nature volume 119, page 275 (19 February 1927) | Download Citation



THOSE holding the opinion that chemical engineering is as distinct and important a study as are the other better-known branches of engineering might well point to the contents of this volume in justification of their views. There is a series of papers on industrial water supply and steam pollution, an authoritative discussion of filtration, a description of the machines used in magnetic separation, and a couple of lectures on petroleum distillation and steam jets. The latest developments in steam generation are also considered, for the volume includes a good account of the Brunler internalcombustion boiler, which employs a flame burning continuously under water, and an interesting description of the Benson generator, in which water is converted into steam without ebullition by heating it under the critical conditions of temperature and pressure. These brief references will suffice to indicate the wide range of technological interest covered during the year. Of the papers themselves, it need only be stated that their general merit testifies to the vitality of this youthful Institution.

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