In this study, a sustainable nitrogen fixation process was presented under atmospheric conditions and without introducing hydrogen or any catalyst. The novel in situ synthesis in this study used an advanced spray-type jet plasma, which significantly improved the fixation rate of nitrite, nitrate, and ammonium. Furthermore, the mechanism focusing on the co-synthesis of the abovementioned three nitrogen compounds was proposed based on the synergistic interactions between the gas-phase plasma and liquid surface dissociation.
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Funding for this project was provided in part by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR), and the Minnesota’s Discovery, Research, and Innovation Economy (MnDRIVE).
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