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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Today, manufacturers use the Haber-Bosch process to generate more than 100 million tons of ammonia annually for the chemical and fertilizer industries.
Currently, the Haber-Bosch process is used to produce about 100 Tg of reactive nitrogen per year worldwide, most of which is used to produce nitrogen fertilizer.
The research that led to the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen by the Haber-Bosch process was in fact due to Germany's need to ensure its supply of nitrates during the First World War.
Making fertilizer via the Haber-Bosch process in order to grow crops takes an enormous amount of energy.
Inorganic fertilizer is often synthesized using the Haber-Bosch process, which produces ammonia as the end product.
The Haber-Bosch process is still the fundamental basis for manufacturing ammonia.
(2) For new findings concerning the military importance of the Haber-Bosch process in World War I see Fehr (2009).
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. Even though Haber was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1918, his true intentions were far from noble.