Metal-organic framework as adsorption material for gas separations

Comparison of Zeolites vs. MOFs for gas separations

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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

Nobel gas purification with metal-organic frameworks

Picking a single grain – purification of nobel gases

By | Adsorption, Gas Capture and Sequestration, Gas Storage | One Comment

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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Metal-organic frameworks particles under electron microscope

Particle Size of Metal-Organic Frameworks: Is it size that matters?

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Depending on the application at hand, particle size can change the performance or even the applicability of metal-organic frameworks. Nanosized MOFs find applications in membranes or biomedical applications, while large MOFs are better suited for bulk applications such as gas storage. Controlling the size is thus of great importance. Read More

Hydrogen storage in MOF Gas containers

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

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

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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