Houdry, Eugene Jules, 1892-1962Alternative names
French-American chemist, chemical engineer, and inventor.
From the description of Eugene Jules Houdry papers, 1931-1980 (bulk 1948-1959). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77926534
1892, Apr. 18:
Born, Dormont, France
Graduated in mechanical engineering, Ecole des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France
Married Genevieve Marie Quilleret
Came to United States Refined his process for the conversion of crude oil products to high-quality gasoline
First Houdry unit built at oil refinery of Sun Oil, Marcus Hook, Pa.
Became citizen of the United States
Received patent for catalytic converter for automobile exhaust systems
1962, July 18:
Died, Upper Darby, Pa.
From the guide to the Eugene Jules Houdry Papers, 1931-1980, (bulk 1948-1959), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
- Public health
- Petroleum industry and trade
- Catalytic cracking
- Chemical engineers