Paris Landing State Park- The Riverboat Restaurant
16055 Hwy 79 N
Buchanan, Tennessee 38222
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Dinner @ 6:00 pm, Presentation @ 7:00 pm
Menu: “Crazy Chicken” Buffet
The price is $10 (Students $5)
Presentation: "The Chemistry of Love; Loving What You Do and Doing What you Love"
Speaker: Ruth Woodall, ACS Volunteer
Happy New Year to all members of the Kentucky Lake Section! We
are looking forward to an exciting year of section activities. This
January we will welcome Ruth Woodall as our speaker on the topic
the love of Chemistry. We are also trying new venues for our
meetings, to better accommodate the Science Center Activities.
Please urge members with children to take advantage of this
innovative opportunity to participate in Section activities. We are
looking forward to the dedication of the National Chemistry Historical
Landmark ceremony in May. See you in the Park on the 27th
~David Wing, Chair
October 2014 Kentucky Lake Section Meeting
Chemical Heritage Foundation - National Historic Landmark
William Kelly’s invention that led to mass commercial production of low cost malleable iron and steel from the iron ore had a great impact on human civilization. Better bridges, expansion of railroads, military defense armaments, kitchen utensils, buildings and skyscrapers, agricultural, automobile and industrial machineries were all advances that emerged after this steel making method was discovered. Above all, jobs were created for millions all over the world. All these provided man-kind with comfort and a sophisticated life. During 1847-1851 William Kelly from Eddyville, Kentucky was first to invent a pneumatic process to make malleable iron products such as wrought iron and steel, by blowing air through molten impure “pig iron” or re-melted cast iron, in a separate fixed vertical position “converter” apparatus, without added heat. This process, erroneously known as the “Bessemer process,” had five features that enabled mass production of low cost, strong, long wearing steel from all types of iron ores. This presentation revisits the development of commercial pneumatic steel making process, with details on who first to discover/invent one of these five features.
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