Silin, Pavel

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Silin, Pavel Mikhailovich


Born May 16 (28), 1887, in Turinsk, in what is now Sverdlovsk Oblast; died Sept. 30, 1967, in Moscow. Soviet scientist in the field of sugar production technology. Hero of Socialist Labor (1967), Honored Worker in Science and Technology of the RSFSR (1942), and doctor of engineering sciences (1935).

Silin graduated from the Tomsk Technological Institute in 1914. He taught at the Technological Institute and Agricultural Academy in Tomsk from 1914 to 1924, at the Voronezh Agricultural Institute from 1924 to 1930, at the Voronezh Institute of Chemical Engineering of the Food Industry from 1930 to 1944, and at the Moscow Technological Institute of the Food Industry from 1944 to 1967.

Silin provided a theoretical explanation for several processes involved in sugar production that have found broad application in industry—including the extraction of sugar from sugar beets, juice refining, sucrose crystallization, and molasses formation. He received the State Prize of the USSR in 1951 and was awarded three Orders of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, and several medals.


Khimiia sakharnogo proizvodstva. Moscow-Leningrad, 1933.
Fiziko-khimicheskie osnovy sakharnogo proizvodstva. Moscow-Leningrad, 1941.
Voprosy tekhnologii sakharistykhveshchestv. Moscow, 1950.
Tekhnologiia sakhara, 2nd ed. [Moscow, 1967.]


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