Biographical entry Broadhead, Charles Frederick (1882 - )
- 18 May 1882
- Chemical engineer and Business executive
Charles Broadhead, of the Metropolitan Gas Company in Melbourne, succeeded in constructing a complete gasification plant around the 1930s. Such plants attempted to maximise the yield of gas by combining the action of vertical retorts with that of water gas plants which extracted the last vestiges of gas from coke.
Born Grimsby, England, 18 May 1882. Educated University College, Nottingham. Engineer, Middleton Corporation Gas Department 1908-12; Metropolitan Gas Company Melbourne 1925-41; Managing Director, Colonial Gas Association Ltd from 1941.
- 'Broadhead, Charles Frederick (18820518-)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1477072. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_b.html. Details
Created: 25 May 2001, Last modified: 9 March 2018
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