Biographical entry Kottmann, Gustav
- Sugar pioneer
Gustav Kottmann was a German beet sugar chemist employed by the Colonial Sugar Refining Company in 1883. He undertook field experimental work on soil analysis, green manuring and artificial fertilisers, running trials on a few clumps of cane in nurseries. Between 1885 and 1888 he devised a formula to assess from the weight and analysis of the cane the amount of sugar a mill should obtain from it. This formula was known as P.O.C.S. (Pure Obtainable Cane Sugar). By 1890 he was the inspecting chemist.
- Early Chemists of Sydney, 2006, http://members.optusnet.com.au/jph8524/McKern.htm. Details
- 'Kottmann, Gustav', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1477141. 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_k.html. Details
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