Definition of Haber process in English:

Haber process


(also Haber–Bosch process)
  • An industrial process for producing ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen, using an iron catalyst at high temperature and pressure.

    ‘The Haber process itself is about 100 years old.’
    • ‘One will want to convert H 2 promptly to NH 3 via the high-temperature Haber process.’
    • ‘The Haber process allowed the mass production of fertilizers, which has fueled a boom in agricultural productivity.’
    • ‘Today, nearly a century later, the Haber process remains the only economically viable method for producing synthetic nitrogen fertilizer.’
    • ‘Researchers estimate that at least one-third of the human population is currently being fed, directly or indirectly, with the help of the Haber process.’


Haber process

/ˈhäbər ˌpräses/ /ˈhɑbər ˌprɑsɛs/


Named after Fritz Haber (1868–1934) and Carl Bosch (1874–1940), German chemists.