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

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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 | No Comments
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 | 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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Getting beyond the possible: Separating value-added products out of petrochemical feed stocks

By | Gas Capture and Sequestration, Petrochemicals | One Comment
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

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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

MOFs can secure the conditions within cleanrooms

Ensuring cleanroom conditions using metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)

By | Cleanrooms, Filtration, Gas Capture and Sequestration | No Comments
Many industries rely on cleanrooms for a controlled environment in manufacturing or scientific research. Moreover, cleanrooms are designed to regulate the level of pollutants inside the rooms and securely contain hazardous substances at the same time. Find out, how metal-organic frameworks offer reliable solutions to multiple risk factors under these conditions! Read More