Birkeland-Eyde process


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Birkeland-Eyde process

[¦bərk·lənd ¦ī·də ′präs·əs]
(chemical engineering)
An arc process of nitrogen fixation in which air passes through an alternating-current arc flattened by a magnetic field to form about 1% nitric oxide.
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BIRKELAND-EYDE PROCESS (an industrial process for turning atmospheric nitrogen into fertilizers and explosives; Webster's Second)
But within a few short years, the Birkeland-Eyde process and the Haber process hadpaved the way for synthetic fertilizers.