Detecting Toxic Gases
Toxic gases pose a threat to humans, especially indoors. Highly sensitive and quick detection is thus a must to save lifes. Metal-organic frameworks can be used to detect toxic gases at very low concentrations, making them perfect for gas sensors.
Find out more on MOFs for gas detection.
The separation of hydrocarbons, especially ethane and ethylene, is a difficult process in the chemical industry. Metal-organic frameworks offer high selectivities towards the desired gas, that offer new routes to gas separation.
Read our case study and discover the gas separation capabilities of metal-organic frameworks.
Besides the current development in the e-mobility, there is great interest in increasing the stability and power output of batteries, supercapacitors and the like. Porous nanomaterials can be used in different ways to support these development, even allowing full charge within only a few minutes.
Read our case study and discover how MOFs can be used in batteries and other energy storage devices.
Mobile fuel sources of the future could be in gaseous fuels such as hydrogen or methane. However, the storage of these gases is still challenging compared to liquid fuels. Porous materials such as MOFs could make gas tanks safer and store gases more efficiently.
Read our case study and discover how MOFs can be used in gas storage.
Harvesting Water in Deserts
Metal-organic frameworks show great water adsorption capabilities, that outperform commonly used materials by a facter of 3. Due to these adsorption capabilities, water can be harvested from dry desert air and provide enough for whole communities.
Read our case study and discover the water adsorption capabilities of metal-organic frameworks.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
In our syngas conversion development efforts at Dow we have been investigating MOFs as catalyst precursors. In order to evaluate and compare our internal benchmark on the application at hand, I was looking for a commercial supplier of MOFs. During my search for a supplier, I came across novoMOF, who were at that time a young startup. I wasn’t sure, whether they could deliver MOFs in a professional manner, but they really surprised me: the service of novoMOF was fast and excellent! Within a short period of time, we were able to run tests on the materials supplied by them. I liked the most that the MOFs were very competitive in terms of material quality and performance in our application! And they gave great value for money. I recommend anyone to talk to novoMOF, who is interested to explore and innovate with MOFs.
As the chief scientific officer, I am always scouting for new technology platforms to improve our products at Silent-Power AG. I’ve met novoMOF at a conference in Switzerland and we brainstormed around MOFs and energy applications. novoMOF helped me to set foot on this new technology and to assess opportunities for us. Simply said: “Questions on metal-organic frameworks? novoMOF has the answers! Efficient, friendly and very competitive!”. First they identified promising MOF candidates for our idea and then supplied them to us for real-life testing.
Storage of hydrogen is one of the key obstacles to the development of the fuel cell industry, and we believe that MOF’s may provide a key to unlocking that challenge. We reached out to novoMOF to enquire assistance in developing solutions and understand what might be achieved. novoMOF provided us with valuable insights into the field and explored its potential. Unquestionably, the MOF sector is an exciting opportunity and we appreciated collaborating on it with novoMOF.