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Rchard Williams

Thanks, Marc, and for the paper.  I have been following to a certain extent the work from Glinet, whilst concentrating on cast iron otherwise, but with my new project I will be taking much more interest.  In particular I am interested in the difference in fining techniques when the pig iron feedstock was high in silicon and when it was not.  I am very interested in the chemistry of the removal of phosphorus and keen to know how Cort was able to vary his process in order to alter its ability to do this.

I look forward to meeting you in Falun and hope that there will be a lot of other French workers interested in this subject there.  If anybody can help me with provision of samples of fined bar iron, I would be very grateful.  I would love to obtain some such from Franche Comte, where they had a high silicon feedstock.