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Biographical entry Edquist, Richard Courtney (1913 - 1996)

4 April 1913
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
24 April 1996
Industrial chemist


Richard Edquist spent most of his working life at Albright & Wilson, ending his career as a managing director. In partnership with another Albright & Wilson scientist, Mark Maunsell, he developed a process for the burning of phosphorus in the manufacture of phosphoric acid that has since been the basis of the manufacture of thermal phosphoric acid world wide.


Born 4 April 1913. Died 24 April 1996. Educated University of Western Australia (BSc). Department of Munitions, Albright & Wilson, first at its Yarraville works and finally as a managing director of Albright & Wilson (Australia), chairman, Latrobe Valley Water Authority after his retirement.

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