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Ludwig Mond
(7 Mar 1839 - 11 Dec 1909)

German-British chemist and industrialist whose varied contributions to the chemical industry include perfecting a method of soda manufacture, a process for the extraction of nickel, and coining (with Charles Langer) the term “fuel cell” while attempting to generate electricity by reacting hydrogen with oxygen.


Science Quotes by Ludwig Mond (1 quote)

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Science tells us how very far we are from attaining our industrial aims with anything approaching the theoretical expenditure of force. Science also tells us in what directions we may look forward to arriving at improvements. I might say that we are on the eve of creating a science of invention, that is, of developing scientific methods for solving industrial problems.
— Ludwig Mond
From paper at inaugural meeting of the Society of the Chemical Industry, London (1881), 'Patent Laws as Applied to Chemical Invention', quoted in obituary by Charles Baskerville, 'Ludwig Mond', The Engineering and Mining Journal (1 Jan 1910), 89, No. 1, 3.
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