Fundamental and Applied Catalysis

Catalytic Ammonia Synthesis

Fundamentals and Practice

Editors: Jennings, J.R. (Ed.)

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The phenomenon of catalysis is found in many homogeneous and heterogeneous systems undergoing chemical change, where it effects the rates of approach to the equilibrium state in processes as diverse as those found in the stars, the earth's mantle, living organisms, and the various chemistries utilized by industry. The economies and the living standards of both developed and developing countries depend to varying degrees upon the efficacy of their chemical industries. Con­ sequently, this century has seen a wide exploration and expansion of catalytic chemistry together with an intensive investigation of specific, essential processes like those contributing to life-supporting agricultures. Prime among the latter must surely be the "fixation" of atmospheric nitrogen by catalytic hydrogenation to anhydrous ammonia, still the preferred synthetic precursor of the nitrogenous components of fertilizers. In each decade contemporary concepts and techniques have been used to further the understanding, as yet incomplete, of the catalyst, the adsorbates, the surface reactions, and the technology of large-scale operation. The contributors to the present volume review the state of the art, the science, and the technology; they reveal existing lacunae, and suggest ways forward. Around the turn of the century, Sabatier's school was extending the descriptive catalytic chemistry of hydrogenation by metals to include almost all types of multiple bond. The triple bond of dinitrogen, which continued to be more resistant than the somewhat similar bonds in carbon monoxide and ethyne, defied their efforts.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The History of the Development of Ammonia Synthesis

    Tamaru, Kenzi

    Pages 1-18

  • Preparation and Activation of the Technical Ammonia Synthesis Catalyst

    Schlögl, Robert

    Pages 19-108

  • Elementary Steps in Ammonia Synthesis

    Ertl, G.

    Pages 109-132

  • A Surface Science and Catalytic Study of the Effects of Aluminum Oxide and Potassium on the Ammonia Synthesis Over Iron Single-Crystal Surfaces

    Strongin, D. R. (et al.)

    Pages 133-177

  • Chemisorption at More Elevated Pressures on Industrial Ammonia Synthesis Catalysts

    Geus, J. W. (et al.)

    Pages 179-209

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Catalytic Ammonia Synthesis
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals and Practice
Editors
  • J.R. Jennings
Series Title
Fundamental and Applied Catalysis
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-9592-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-9592-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-43628-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-9594-3
Series ISSN
1574-0447
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 452
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