Originally Posted by Therapy
A chelating agent, meant to bind metals in suspension. It's been used to treat people for metal poisoning (e.g., mercury
or lead) and in treating blood disorders (binds excess iron in the bloodstream).
I'm not sure how binding free lead molecules in a battery
would revive it. One would think you'd try to get the lead out of the lead sulfate and back into the lead plates. Don't see how EDTA would do it, but then again, I'm an engineer
, not a chemist...