The Ammonia Factory

The Ammonia Factory provides a simulated experience of operating an ammonia production facility in order to increase daily NH3 production and the resulting profits. In the simulation, you have been hired by Haber Manufacturing to conduct a 180-day pilot study on one of its production lines. Your assignment is to determine what conditions will maximize the amount of ammonia produced on a daily basis. You will modify four different parameters - Temperature, Pressure, N2 Flow Rate, and H2 Flow Rate and observe the effect these variables have upon daily yield and profit. Keep careful records because at the end of 180 days, you will file a report of your findings.

Launch Interactive

Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. Or if desired, The Physics Classroom has prepared an student activity sheet for a more directed experience. The activities were designed with the intent of being used by classroom teachers with their classes. View Activity Sheet.

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.