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Walter Weldon

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Walter Weldon (1832-1885)

Engineer, of 29 The Cedars, Putney, London, SW. (1870).

1864 Weldon succeeded in industrialising the method of regenerating dioxide discovered by Charles Tennant Dunlop, by inventing a device that could accomplish the reaction in a blast furnace by reintroducing the non-decomposed products into the cycle.[1]

1866 Walter Weldon carried out experiments on a large scale on recovery of the manganese peroxide formerly lost in the production of chlorine. These experiments were first at the demolished works of the Walker Chemical Co on the Tyne, and later at those of J. C. Gamble and Son at St Helens.

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  1. 'A History of Technology and Invention - Progress through the Ages - The Expansion of Mechanization: 1725-1860' Edited by Maurice Daumas, translated by Eileen B. Hennessy, Crown Publishers Inc. First published in France in 1968 as 'Histoire Générale des Techniques', Chapter by Maurice Daumas, pp.569-9