Dylan Worley / Norbert Rilleaux


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  • Norbert Rilleaux
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  • The more we get out of the world the less we leave, and in the long run we shall have to pay our debts at a time that may be very inconvenient for our own survival.
  • Norbert Rillieux was born on March 17, 1806 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Although his mother was a slave. His father was a wealthy White engineer. He studied at the L’Ecole Centrale, and at age 24 became an instructor of applied mechanics at the school.
  • Norbert was the first person to come up with the concept of the vacumpan. The vacuum pan was enclosed in an area without air because liquids can boil at a lower temperature without air than with air in it creating better sugar.
  • Norbert Rillieux had created many inventions but his creation of the vacuum pan left behind a legacy of having revolutionized the sugar industry and therefore changing the way the world would eat.
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