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Re: Ammonia spark gap ?

Original poster: "Dr. Duncan Cadd by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <dunckx-at-freeuk-dot-com>

Hi Jason, All!

>If you actually look at the haber process to get amonia you need a
heck of a
>lot of pressure, like 400 atmospheres.

Yep.  That's the point.  To make ammonia takes hydrogen, nitrogen,
heat (a few hundred C) and high pressure (a few hundred atm) plus a
fast flow rate to whip the ammonia out to somewhere cool before it has
time to decompose.  If you do it the other way round, ammonia, low
pressure (1 atm) high temperature (spark, thousands of C) no flow
rate, then the ammonia will fall apart and give nitrogen and hydrogen
:-)  The **reverse** of the Haber process.

>I still think the best bet is an RSG though (IMHO :))

Or a triggered gap.  Marc has done some excellent stuff with his
 http://www.fortunecity-dot-com/meltingpot/syria/1210/id40.htm ) and it
looks like it may be cheap and easy to build if you're not into
machining G10 composite or modifying motors.

Geek#1113 (G-1)