Definition of Haber process in English:

Haber process

(also Haber–Bosch process)

noun

mass noun
  • 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.’
    • ‘The Haber process allowed the mass production of fertilizers, which has fueled a boom in agricultural productivity.’
    • ‘One will want to convert H 2 promptly to NH 3 via the high-temperature Haber process.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Today, nearly a century later, the Haber process remains the only economically viable method for producing synthetic nitrogen fertilizer.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Haber process

/ˈhɑːbə/