Mond, Ludwig (1839–1909)
Born in Kassel, Mond studied chemistry first at Marburg and then, for three years from 1856, under Robert Bunsen at Heidelberg. During the 1860s he worked in various chemical manufacturing facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, and England. He settled in Widnes, in Cheshire, in 1867 and became a naturalized British citizen in 1880.
In 1872 Mond brought a licence for Ernest Solvay's process (see Solvay process) for making soda. He developed this further with his partner John Brunner and together they founded Brunner Mond, which eventually merged with three other large chemical companies to form Imperial Chemical Industries.
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