Haber-Bosch process


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Haber-Bosch process

 (hä′bər-bôsh′)
[After Fritz Haber and Karl Bosch (1874-1940), German chemist.]
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Noun1.Haber-Bosch process - an industrial process for producing ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen by combining them under high pressure in the presence of an iron catalyst
industrial process - a systematic series of mechanical or chemical operations that produce or manufacture something
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However, despite forcing conditions associated with high energy consumption, the Haber-Bosch process gives low yields in NH3.
For his role in theoretically imagining a route for nitrogen fixation, something every chemist knows as the Haber-Bosch process (realized first by English chemist Robert Le Rossignol), Fritz Haber won the 1918 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
At the turn of the 20th century, Karlsruhe Technical University Professor Fritz Haber and BASF Chemical Engineer Carl Bosch developed and gave scale to the Haber-Bosch process synthesizing ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen, producing nitrogen fertilizer for use in agriculture.
One of the most influential factors in the historical grain yield increase was the application of artificial ammonia-based fertilizer through a process invented by Fritz Haber, commonly known as the Haber-Bosch process.