Saturday, October 20, 2012

Frank Harold Spedding - Industrial Engineering - Low Cost Production of Uranium

Frank Harold Spedding

American chemist who, during the 1940s and '50s, developed processes for reducing individual rare-earth elements to the metallic state at low cost, thereby making these substances available to industry at reasonable prices.

In 1942, Iowa State College's Frank H. Spedding, agreed to set up the Ames portion of the Manhattan Project, resulting in an easy and inexpensive procedure to produce high quality uranium. Between 1942 and 1945, almost two million pounds of uranium was processed in this facility.,_Frank_Harold

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