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Zero-emission fuel: Tackling storage issues of hydrogen

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Climate change issues and environmental protection creates the need to switch to cleaner source of energy. The main drivers of global greenhouse emissions are the transportation sector, generation of heat and electricity and powering our buildings (over 40% in total). Cutting down the global energy consumption from these sectors just by few percentage points may reduce emission of several megatons of greenhouse gas. But what if we use a fuel source that has zero emission while still keeping up with the continuously growing demand? Read More

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Water for the world – water desalination alternatives

By | Adsorption, Filtration, Water purification / desalination | No Comments
The demand for potable water increases at twice the speed of the population growth on earth. Although two thirds our ‘blue planet’ are covered by water, less than 3% of it is available as drinking water. The challenge of growing water demand at given resources can be met with new alternatives to commonly used solutions in the future. Read More

EuroMOF2019 – A recap & my best-of’s

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Another year – another EuroMOF in Paris. I have been at the conference for three consecutive years – from the United States, the Netherlands, New Zealand to France. Over these years, I noticed how it advanced from a mainly scientific focus to a combination of science and industry. Which is something I am very happy about. Here is a personal recap of EuroMOF 2019 in Paris. Read More

Getting beyond the possible: Separating value-added products out of petrochemical feed stocks

By | Gas Capture and Sequestration, Petrochemicals | No Comments
More than 39% of the fossil fuels consumed nowadays are based on crude oil, making it the largest single form of energy consumed. In recent years, 107 million barrels of crude oil were used globally per day; the USA alone consumed over 20 million barrels per day, followed by China with 13 million barrels, which is an equivalent of 10’000 and 7’000 TWh, respectively. The majority is used for transportation and energy generation. Read More

MOFs taking on gas-purification: The semiconductor industry

By | Cleanrooms, Gas Capture and Sequestration, Semiconductors | No Comments
The semiconductor industry relies heavily on highly purified gases for their production processes. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have shown great potential in gas purification and other related applications. In this article, we will take a look at how gases used in the fabrication process of semiconductors are purified and where metal-organic frameworks can be applied. Read More

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How MOFs save the climate from carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases

By | Adsorption, Gas Capture and Sequestration | No Comments
Global temperature has been on the rise since the birth of the modern industrial revolution after World War II. The subsequent effects have currently led to over 400 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere. Metal-organic frameworks offer a capturing and sequestration alternative to commonly used materials that can reduce free CO2 and other green house gases in the atmosphere. Read More

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The future of drug delivery – targeted, timed and non-toxic release of APIs using MOFs

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How a drug — more precisely an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) — is taken up by the body and delivered to the site of disease, has a tremendous effect on the efficacy of the API itself. A large amount of research has been done on applying metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as drug delivery agents. We take a look into what good drug delivery agents do and why metal-organic frameworks are well suited for this job. Read More