How a century of ammonia synthesis changed the world

Erisman, Jan Willem; Sutton, Mark A.; Galloway, James; Klimont, Zbigniew; Winiwarter, Wilfried. 2008 How a century of ammonia synthesis changed the world. Nature Geoscience, 1. 636-639. 10.1038/ngeo325

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On 13 October 1908, Fritz Haber filed his patent on the "synthesis of ammonia from its elements" for which he was later awarded the 1918 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. A hundred years on we live in a world transformed by and highly dependent upon Haber–Bosch nitrogen.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1038/ngeo325
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biogeochemistry
CEH Sections: Billett (to November 2013)
ISSN: 1752-0894
NORA Subject Terms: Atmospheric Sciences
Date made live: 17 Feb 2009 15:43

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