Rillieux, Norbert, 1806-1894Alternative names
1806 March 17:
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the natural son of Vincent Rillieux and Constance Vivant
Sent to Paris, France to be educated. Published some technical studies that ranked him as an engineer of highest ability.
Invented the Multiple Evaporator and its application into the sugar industry. Revolutionized, not only Louisiana's sugar industry, but the sugar and chemical industry of the world. Received the first patents for his apparatus which evaporated the first successful usage of latent heat in a vacuum.
1894 Oct. 8:
Died in Paris.
From the guide to the Norbert Rillieux Collection, Dates unknown, (Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University)
|referencedIn||Charles Albert Browne Papers, 1783-1947, (bulk 1909-1945)||Library of Congress. Manuscript Division|
|referencedIn||Norbert Rillieux collection, ca. 1957.||Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center|
|creatorOf||Casso, Evans J., 1914-. Collection. 1978-88, and continuing.||Tulane University, Amistad Research Center|
|creatorOf||Norbert Rillieux Collection, Dates unknown||Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University|
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