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

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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

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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