Edward Goodrich Acheson

Edward Goodrich Acheson (* 9. March 1856 in Washington, Pennsylvania, the USA; † 6. July 1931 in New York, NY), was an US-American chemist and technician.

In its youth Acheson in different jobs worked at the railway and accomplished in its spare time chemical experiments. Later he worked for a manufacturer of electrical devices, from 1881 to 1883 was he coworker of Thomas Alva Edison. Starting from 1884 he was a plant manager of a company competing with Edison, which produced electrical bulbs. Afterwards it was independently active.

To its inventions the abrasive Carborundum ( 1891) and the oh on graphite belong (1898). it created 1895 in Niagara of case a company, which produced Carborundum commercially.

1908 - 1909 he was a president of the Electrochemical Society. He was owner of 70 patents in areas of the mechanics, the electricity and chemistry.

It received numerous honors, among them the Perkin medal, as well as an honour doctor title.

1928 created Acheson a donation, which assigns the Edward Goodrich Acheson Award , whose first winner was 1929 Acheson until today every two years. The price is at present endowed with 10.000 US$.

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