Norbert Rillieux

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Norbert Rillieux Norbert Rillieux was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on March 17, 1806. His mother, Constance Vivant was a freed slave from New Orleans, and his father, Vincent Rillieux, was a inventor and engineer. Vincent invented the steam-operated cotton baling press. Norbert's academic talents were seen at an early age by his father, and was sent to Paris to be educated. At the age of twenty-four, Norbert Rillieux was a teacher of applied mechanics at a …

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…the containers, (2), (3), (4), the water in the condenser (5) is recycled and put back into the first container (1), and another cycle of sugar evaporation begins. After his final model in 1854, Rillieux returned to Paris where he lost his interest in engineering and studied Egyptology. In 1881, he again started to improve his system, but he lost his patent, and he never again worked on his system of sugar evaporation. On October 8, 1894, he died a poor man. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**