Materials & Chemicals
SYNTHESIS OF AMMONIA USING CYCLE-GENERATED HYDROGEN SULFIDE
Inventors: Robert Hamers, Benjamin Bachman
UW-Madison researchers have developed an improved method of synthesizing ammonia from hydrogen sulfide and lithium nitrate. This process, currently embodied in a continuous cycle, leverages hydrogen sulfide reactant cycling via an elemental sulfur intermediate in conjunction with a water-containing or water and carbon-containing feedstock. Ultimately, this new process could be used to produce ammonia at scale while decreasing the amount of external energy required, particularly when compared to the Haber Bosch process.
- Potential energy and cost improvements to Haber Bosch
- Reduced carbon footprint for a more green ammonia production route
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