Meaning of Haber–Bosch in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhɑːbəˈbɒʃ/


  • Attributive Designating a process for producing ammonia directly from nitrogen and hydrogen gases, under carefully controlled conditions of pressure and temperature and using a metallic catalyst; of, relating to, involved in, or produced by this process.

    Ammonia synthesized by the Haber–Bosch process is the major source of the nitrogen necessary for the production of artificial fertilizers.


Early 20th century. From the names of Fritz Haber, who developed the process and Carl Bosch, German chemist, who translated it to an industrial scale in 1912–13.