Alexandre De Vathaire

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Vathaire, Alexandre De


Years of birth and death unknown. French metallurgist. Vathaire expressed the possibility of obtaining thermal equilibrium in blast-furnace smelting and made the first calculation of such an equilibrium in 1866. He also described the construction of blast furnaces and techniques used in working blast furnaces (1885).


Etudes sur les hauts fourneaux et la métallurgie de la fonte. [Paris] 1866.
Construction et conduite des hauts forneaux. [Paris] 1885.
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