ammonia synthesis

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ammonia synthesis

[ə′mōn·yə ′sin·thə·səs]
(chemical engineering)
Chemical combination of nitrogen and hydrogen gases at high temperature and pressure in the presence of a catalyst to form ammonia.
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Earlier this month Terra Nitrogen re-started ammonia production at its Billingham plant after high gas prices forced it to cease manufacturing for three months.
Due to the high prices Kemira GrowHow has this week shut down both its ammonia production units in the UK.
Headquartered in Nederland, Texas, OCI Partners LP owns and operates an integrated methanol and ammonia production facility located on the Texas Gulf Coast near Beaumont.
* Showa Denko Group's high-purity ammonia production bases and their annual production capacities, as of December 22, 2015
APIC's contractual quota for ammonia production reached 65m cubic feet of gas per day at a maximum of $1.25 per 1m BTUs before last January.
The IPO will provide an opportunity to invest in a more transparent, major, vertically-integrated phosphate holding that covers the whole value chain from apatite extraction and ammonia production to the processing of compound phosphate fertilizers, transportation and distribution.
However, subsequent experiments indicated the protozoa were less adept than the bacteria at ammonia production.
He says: "Farmers can make better use of this protein and reduce ammonia production, and therefore help fertility, by including Amino Pro-Tek in the compound diet or TMR."
In 1997-2002, urea and ammonia production of PIM fluctuated and tended to decline.
Norwegian fertilisers and chemicals group Yara International ASA (OSE:YAR) said on Monday (8 December) that its British joint venture, GrowHow UK Ltd, has temporarily stopped its ammonia production in Billingham, in the UK.
Today, ammonia production stands at 1,310 MTPD and urea 1,850 MTPD.
Fertiliser JVs With Libya & Morocco: In early June 2008, Sonatrach signed accords with Libya and Morocco aimed at substantially raising their fertiliser and ammonia production. Morocco's Office Cherifien de Phosphate (OCP), the world's largest phosphate exporter, signed a deal with Swiss-based Libya-Africa Investment Portfolio to jointly develop ammonia, phosphoric acid and diammonium phosphate (DAP) fertiliser plants in Morocco and Libya.