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 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

Haber process

/ˈhɑːbə/