S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Lofts, Mr H F (chemistry)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

H.F. Lofts was an associate of the Chemical and metallurgical Society of South Africa. On 17 December 1898 he read a paper before the society on "The assay of by-products". It was published in the Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 487-492) and elicited quite some discussion (pp. 576-579, 601). Ten years later he was still an associate, living overseas, of the now renamed Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa. A paper by him on "Cyanidation in the Malay states" was published in the society's Journal (Vol. 8, pp. 340-342) in 1908.


List of sources:
Chemical and Metallurgical Society of South Africa. Proceedings, 1898-1899, Vol. 2.

Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa. Proceedings, 1902-1903, Vol. 3, list of members; Journal, 1908, Vol. 8, Lofts's paper.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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