Sustainable Electrochemical NO Capture and Storage System Based on the Reversible Fe2+ /Fe3+-EDTA Redox Reaction

Heesung Eum, Seokhyeon Cheong, Jiyun Kim, Seo Jung Han, Minserk Cheong, Hyunjoo Lee, Hae Seok Lee, Dong Ki Lee

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The removal of nitric oxide (NO), which is an aggregation agent for fine dust that causes air pollution, from exhaust gas has been considered an important treatment in the context of environmental conservation. Herein, we propose a sustainable electrochemical NO removal system based on the reversible Fe2+ /Fe3+-ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) redox reaction, which enables continuous NO capture and storage at ambient temperature without the addition of any sacrificial agents. We have designed a flow-type reaction system in which the NO absorption and emission can be separately conducted in the individual reservoirs of the catholyte and anolyte with the continuous regeneration of Fe2+-EDTA by the electrochemical reduction in Fe3+-EDTA. A continuous flow reaction using a silver cathode and glassy carbon anode showed that the concentrations of Fe2+ and Fe3+-EDTA in the electrolyte were successfully maintained at a 1:1 ratio, which demonstrates that the proposed system can be applied for continuous NO capture and storage.

Original languageEnglish
Article number79
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jan

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Funding: This work was funded by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) institutional programs, grant number 2E31360 and 2E31241.

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  • Electrochemistry
  • Fe-EDTA
  • Flow-cell
  • Gas removal
  • NO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Environmental Science
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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