Haber process


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Haber process

n.
The principal commercial method of producing ammonia, by direct combination of nitrogen and hydrogen under high pressure in the presence of a catalyst, often iron. Also called Haber-Bosch process.

[After Fritz Haber.]

Haber process

(ˈhɑːbə)
n
(Chemical Engineering) an industrial process for producing ammonia by reacting atmospheric nitrogen with hydrogen at about 200 atmospheres (2 × 107 pascals) and 500°C in the presence of a catalyst, usually iron
[named after Fritz Haber (1868–1934), German chemist]
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Noun1.Haber process - an industrial process for producing ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen by combining them under high pressure in the presence of an iron catalyst
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