News | Published:

Mining and Fuel Research at Sheffield

Nature volume 134, pages 212213 (11 August 1934) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

THE report on research work carried out in the Departments of Mining and Fuel. Technology of the University of Sheffield during 1932-33 (pp. 28. Sheffield: The University, 1933) reveals an extensive range of work bearing on the local industry of coal getting and utilisation, such as the ventilating and lighting of mines. Of more general interest, a study of the fireproofing of timber showed that ammonium phosphate gave the best results. In fuel technology, the chemistry of coal and coke takes prominence, while combustion in internal combustion engines is under investigation. The prosecution of applied sciences in a university curriculum has received criticism in recent years, but there can be little doubt that the association of teaching with investigatin of such technical problems will be of mutual benefit.

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/134212e0

Authors

    Comments

    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

    Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing