Portrait of Ernest Solvay

Portrait of Ernest Solvay

H419/0120 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 45.4MB

Downloadable file size: 2.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator



Caption: Ernest Solvay (1838-1922), Belgian industrial chemist. With his father and uncle both industrial chemists, it is not surprising that Solvay became interested in chemistry at an early age. Solvay achieved fame by being the first to solve the problems of producing sodium carbonate (soda) from ammonium carbonate and brine. The Solvay Process, as it is known, was patented in 1861 and the first works were built in 1863. By 1900, 95% of the world's soda production used his process, and prices had dropped by 50%. Solvay made his fortune with this, but was generous in nature. In 1911 he established the Solvay conferences, where much of modern physics was discussed and developed.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: chemist, ernest, pioneer, portraits, soda, sodium carbonate, solvay, surname s

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.