CIEC Promoting Science at the University of York, York, UK

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Left hand photo: From the unit on Fertilizers.

The first experimental crop of wheat was sown on Broadbalk, a field in Hertfordshire, England in 1843 and harvested in 1844.  This same field experiment continues today and is used in current research programmes at Rothamstead Research.
By kind permission of Rothamsted Research Ltd.


Middle photo: From the unit on Benzene and methylbenzenes.

A catalytic reforming unit in which benzene and other aromatic hydrocarbons are produced from a mixture of straight chain alkanes  (naphtha).
By kind permission of BP.


Right hand photo: From units on Catalysts in industry and Poly(methyl 2-methylpropenoate).

A platinum-rhodium gauze at 1270 K is used as a catalyst in the reaction between ammonia and methane to produce hydrogen cyanide, an intermediate in the production of methyl 2-methylpropenoate.


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