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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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Metal-organic frameworks particles under electron microscope

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

By | Adsorption, Catalysis, Energy Storage, General | No Comments
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

Price vs. Value of the application of metal-organic frameworks

Price vs. value of metal-organic frameworks

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The commercial use of metal-organic frameworks has just kicked off, and they are often compared with commonly used activated carbon, silica or zeolites. Comparison goes until they reach the price for a g, kg, or even a ton – and most certainly stops there, because “MOFs are too expensive”. But this is just one side of the coin. Read More

Hydrogen storage in MOF Gas containers

Zero-emission fuel: Tackling storage issues of hydrogen

By | Adsorption, Gas Storage | No Comments

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