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

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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

How toxic are MOFs?

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The current developments around the application of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for pharmaceutical and biomedical applications are forcing us to have a closer look at how harmful they are. In this post, we have a look at the toxicity of MOFs, the current status quo of research, and what’s coming. 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

Metal-organic frameworks revolutionise pharmaceuticals

Improving pharmaceutical and biomedical applications through metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)

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Starting with the first publication about metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in 1999, MOFs have seen a rapid growth in the last years and have proven to be of great interest to the pharmaceutical industry. MOFs can improve drug delivery, stabilize enzymes or improve osseointegration of implants. Discover the opportunities MOFs offer for pharmaceutical applications. Read More