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Pedro Gamboni

Pedro Gamboni Vera, Chilean chemical engineer (Valparaiso 26 September 1825 – Iquique 27 November 1895)

From Italian father


An open steam system (1853) patented
Developed a technical procedure to elaborate nitrate using water steam for smelting of caliche rocks (1853)
A process to extract iodine from mother liquor of caliche rocks (1866) patented
A method to purify borax and extraction of boric acid
Another system to extract iodine from saltpeter (patented in 1873) 
Patented improved means of, and apparatus for, producing and maintaining motive power, or assisting to produce and maintain such power (1875)


Honorary Member, Inventors Society, United States