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Susana Torrelles Valle
Química i indústria a l'Exposició Internacional de Barcelona de 1929
Supervisor/s: Agustí Nieto-Galan
Date of defense: 09-09-2013

The aim of this research project is to offer a first approach of the relationships between academic chemistry and industrial chemistry in Spain in the time of Barcelona’s International Exhibition of 1929. Chemistry as a scientific discipline was closely linked to its industrial applications. It was exhibited in this particular event at the Palau de la Química, where everything related with the world of chemical industries was displayed. In the same year, the IX Congrés de Química Industrial took place in Barcelona, in which topics that could affect both national and international chemical industry were discussed. Through contemporary witnesses, the study of the products shown in the Palau and the events held in the Congrés would lead us to the analysis of the chemical industries in Spain and the key role of Catalonia as the leader of those industries.