Metal-Organic Framework: a versatile platform for sensing technology

By | Cleanrooms, Semiconductors, Sensing Application

The detection of compounds with sensors has broad applications, from common ones like the blood glucose sensor (for diabetes control) to the detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to monitor air quality in the industrial work environment. In the sensing technology, the desirable characteristics in a sensor are high sensitivity, selectivity, quick response time, stability, reusability, and low cost. In most cases, existing technology is limited by their detection limit or low reliability, to improve these features the necessity of new materials has increased the research in this area in the last decades. This blog is dedicated to describing a new class of materials, Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), which have shown promising results on different sensor applications.
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Metal-organic framework as adsorption material for gas separations

Comparison of Zeolites vs. MOFs for gas separations

By | Adsorption, Gas Capture and Sequestration
Gas separation processes have a great impact on the current needs of human society including medical, environmental, energy and high-value chemicals necessities. Some of the most popular applications for these gas processes are CO2 capture, natural gas sweetening, O2 purification, hydrogen recovery, and noble gas separation. When talking about gas separation, zeolite-based materials may pop-up in your mind. No wonder, they have been used for this purpose over the last four decades. But newer materials could outperform them. Read More

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The world of MOF – novoMOF Newsletter April 2020

By | Catalysis, Company News, Energy Storage, Gas Capture and Sequestration, Gas Storage, Pharmaceuticals, Water purification / desalination
Amidst the current global crisis, we are working hard on keeping up the pace of last year. We are all bound to our home office and will continue working from here. Fortunately, our CTO Gerald Bauer lives right around the corner from the laboratory and can still synthesise samples and larger batches.  Read More

Nobel gas purification with metal-organic frameworks

Picking a single grain – purification of nobel gases

By | Adsorption, Gas Capture and Sequestration, Gas Storage

The specific characteristics of inert gases – e.g. they are almost non-reactive and non-flammable – make them perfect for application in lighting, welding, medical applications or diving gear. However, given their limited abundance in the atmosphere and their high production cost, their application is restricted to certain fields. While we can’t change the occurrence of noble gases, production cost could potentially be optimised.

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