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Frederick George Donnan

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Professor Frederick George Donnan CBE FRS (6 September 1870 – 16 December 1956)

Donnan was an Irish physical chemist who is known for his work on membrane equilibria, and commemorated in the Donnan equilibrium describing ionic transport in cells. He spent most of his career at University College London. [1]

1914-1918 During the First World War, Donnan was a consultant to the Ministry of Munitions, and worked with chemical engineer K. B. Quinan on plants for the fixation of nitrogen, for compounds essential for the manufacture of munitions. [2]

1920 Received a CBE for his work with the Ministry of Munitions.

He was a founding member of the Faraday Society and president in 1924, 1925 and 1926.

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