Template:Haber-Bosch Process Mass Ratio of Natural Gas to Ammonia

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1.38028

Model

1.38028

Comment

1metricton/48700ft^3;1031btu/ft^3 ? J/kg = 5.29742E+07 J/kg

33Mbtu/ton ? J/kg = 3.83792E+07 J/kg

(5.29742E+07 J/kg)/(3.83792E+07 J/kg) ? = 1.38028

Notes

1 metric ton liquefied natural gas (LNG) = 48,700 cubic feet of natural gas: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/wholefarm/html/c6-89.html

33 million British thermal units (mm Btu) of natural gas are needed to produce 1 ton of ammonia. http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/WRS0702/wrs0702.pdf

One cubic foot of natural gas has about 1031 Btu http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/non-renewable/naturalgas.html