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Biographical entry Broadhead, Charles Frederick (1882 - )

Born
18 May 1882
Grimsby, England
Occupation
Chemical engineer and Business executive

Summary

Charles Frederick 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.

Details

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.

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Rosanne Walker