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Josef GÄNGL v. EHRENWERTH

 

Josef GÄNGL v. EHRENWERTH

1899-1914 Professor








Born 1843 in Spittal a. d. Drau.

1862-1866 Studies at the mining academy (Bergakademie) in Leoben.
1866-1870 Relevant professional experience in steelworks in Werfen, Ebenau, Eisenerz and Storé (near Cilli).
1870-1873 Assistant at the k.k. mining academy (k.k. Bergakademie) in Pribram (metallurgy and assaying).
1873-1875 Assistant and adjunct at the mining academy (Bergakademie) in Leoben (metallurgy and assaying) until 1880.
1880 Promotion to associate professorship.
1896 Promotion to full professorship for ferrous, non-ferrous metallurgy and Sudhüttenkunde at the mining academy (Bergakademie) in Pribram.
1899 Promotion to full professorship for ferrous, non-ferrous metallurgy and Sudhüttenkunde at the mining academy (Bergakademie) in Leoben.
1881 Granting of the honorable doctorate through the University of Technology Aachen (TH Aachen) (Dr.-Ing. E. h.).
1910 Transfer to permanent retirement.
1914 Emeritus status and granting of the honorable doctorate through the Montanistic University Leoben (Montanistische Hochschule Leoben) (Dr. mont. h. c.).

Died 1921 in Klagenfurt.

Field of activity

„Darstellung von Eisen und Stahl direkt aus Erzen”. (Exposition of iron and steel out of ores)

Usage of iron ore („Erzblooms“) as oxygen carrier for the refining in Siemens-Martin furnaces of the Suedbahn-steelwork in Graz (1880 and 1882); basis for the raw iron-ore-process (Roheisen-Erz-Prozess) (with molten raw iron) established in 1893.

1879-1881/82 Direction giving publications about the metallurgy of the Thomas process and its physical-chemical-mathematical recording, e.g. 1879 „Thomas-Gilchrist'sche Verfahren des Verbessemerns phosphorreicher Roheisensorten“ and 1879/81 „Studien über den Thomas-Gichrist-Process“.

Thermotechnical issues, e.g. „Die Regenerierung der Hochofen-Gichtgase“ (1883) and „Der Wärmewert des Brennstoffes im Schachtofen und insbesondere im Eisenhochofen“ (1909/10).

Profound travel reports about ferrous metallurgy (Eisenhüttenwesen) in Sweden (1885) and in the United States of America (1895).