GREETINGS. This month’s meeting is hosted by the Women Chemists Committee with a presentation from our own Dr. Robbie Montgomery. Join us as we honor the women who have influenced our careers during the dinner hour. ~David Wing, Chair
October 2014 Kentucky Lake Section Meeting
It is with sadness that we share news of the unfortunate passing of long time KLS member Larry Bigham this past weekend. He was a dedicated member who rarely missed a meeting, and I know his contributions to the section will be missed. The obituary and funeral arrangements can be seen at http://m.milnerandorr.com/
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.
RADIO COVERAGE OF KLS EARTH DAY CELEBRATION - Illustrated Poem Winner highlighted: http://wmskamfm.com/union-