S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Firth, Mr Arthur T (chemistry)

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

Arthur T. Firth was (in 1905) a metallurgist, assayer and analyst who resided in Auckland, New Zealand. He became a member of the Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa in 1902. In September that year a paper by him, "The thermo-hyperphoric process" was read before the society and published in its Proceedings (1902/3, Vol. 3, pp. 76-81). [A thermo-hyperphoric process is a process whereby a new mineral is introduced, or an existing mineral removed, at elevated temperatures. Dolomitization is an example of a (non-thermal) hyperphoric process.]


List of sources:

Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa. Proceedings, 1902/3, Vol. 3, paper by Firth and list of members; Journal, 1904/5, Vol. 5, Members.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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