History of industrial gases.

Author(s) : ALMQVIST E.

Type of monograph: Book


This book tracks the history of industrial gases from some of the earliest theories of Aristotle, through the discovery of oxygen by Scheele and Priestley in the 1770s, through the discovery of other gases by some of the great scientists over the past five centuries. It further discusses the current and anticipated developments in related gas products, production, technologies, market uses, and unique applications. The author pays a great deal of attention to the major players who have built up this industry which produces, distributes, and provides many unique customer services such as the supply of liquid oxygen, liquid hydrogen, and liquid helium to NASA's space shuttles; and which keeps ultra-sophisticated medical diagnostic MRI systems, topped off with liquid helium.


  • Original title: History of industrial gases.
  • Record ID : 2003-3081
  • Languages: English
  • Publication: Kluwer - United states/United states
  • Publication date: 2003
  • ISBN: 0306472775
  • Source: Source: 440 p. (17 x 25.5); fig.; phot.; index; USD 120.
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.