Ernest Solvay

Person   Born 16/4/1838 Died 26/5/1922

Categories: Industry, Philanthropy, Science

Chemist, Industrialist, Belgian. At age 23 Ernest and his brother Alfred developed a new process for the industrial production of sodium carbonate. The exploitation of this process provided the basis for a large successful international company. Ernest Solvay implemented his progressive social ideals in his factories and when wealthy founded several scientific, philanthropic, and charitable foundations.
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