How a century of ammonia synthesis changed the world

Erisman JW, Sutton MA, Galloway JN, Klimont Z, & Winiwarter W (2008). How a century of ammonia synthesis changed the world. Nature Geoscience 1 (10): 636-639. DOI:10.1038/ngeo325.

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Abstract

Although over 78% of the atmosphere is composed of nitrogen, it exists in its chemically and biologically unusable gaseous form. Haber discovered how ammonia, a chemically reactive, highly usable form of nitrogen, could be synthesized by reacting atmospheric dinitrogen with hydrogen in the presence of iron at high pressures and temperatures.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Atmospheric Pollution (APD)
Bibliographic Reference: Nature Geoscience; 1(10):636-639 (Published online 28 September 2008) (October 2008)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:40
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 15:45
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/8475

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