Julian Banzon - Filipino Chemist: Filipino chemist, Julian Banzon researched methods
of producing alternative fuels. Julian Banzon experimented with the production of ethylesters fuels from sugarcane and coconut, and invented a means of extracting residualcoconut oil by a chemical process rather than a physical process.
Julian Banzon - Degrees:
BS in Chemistry from the University of the Philippines - 1930
Ph.D. in Biophysical Chemistry from Iowa State University - 1940
Julian Banzon - Awards:
1980: Distinguished Service Award - Integrated Chemist of the Philippines, Inc.
1978: Chemist of the Year Award - Professional Regulation Commission
1976: Philsugin Award - Crop Society of the Philippines
Dr. Banzon has done a great deal of work on local materials especially coconut asthe renewable source of chemicals and fuels. His work on the production of ethylesters from sugarcane and coconut is the first study on fuels from these crops. He alsodevised some novel processes noteworthy among these is the extraction of residualcoconut oil by chemical, rather than by physical processes
For these and many more significant scientific works, Dr. Banzon has beenaccorded honors and citations notably: Distinguished Service Award, IntegratedChemist of the Philippines, Inc. (1980), Chemist of the Year Award, ProfessionalRegulation Commission (1978) and the PHILSUGIN Award for research, CropSociety of the Philippines, 1976.
John Dalton FRS (6 September 1766 – 27 July 1844) was an English chemist, meteorologist and physicist. He is best known for his pioneering work in the development of modern atomic theory, and his research into colour blindness (sometimes referred to as Daltonism, in his honour).
In 1800, Dalton became a secretary of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, and in the following year he orally presented an important series of papers, entitled "Experimental Essays" on the constitution of mixed gases; on the pressure of steam and other vapours at different temperatures, both in a vacuum and in air; on evaporation; and on the thermal expansion of gases. These four essays were published in the Memoirs of the Lit & Phil in 1802.
Dalton’s experimental method
As an investigator, Dalton was often content with rough and inaccurate instruments, though better ones were obtainable. Sir Humphry Davy described him as "a very coarse experimenter", who almost always found the results he required, trusting to his head rather than his hands. On the other hand, historians who have replicated some of his crucial experiments have confirmed Dalton's skill and precision.