How a century of ammonia synthesis changed the world

Erisman, J.W., Sutton, M.A., Galloway, J.N., Klimont, Z. ORCID:, & Winiwarter, W. ORCID: (2008). How a century of ammonia synthesis changed the world. Nature Geoscience 1 (10) 636-639. 10.1038/ngeo325.

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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: 27 Aug 2021 17:20

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