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American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2017, 5(2), 61-67
DOI: 10.12691/env-5-2-5
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Metal-organic Frameworks as Novel Adsorbents: A Preview

Ebelegi Newton Augustus1, Ayawei Nimibofa1, , Inengite Azibaola Kesiye1 and Wankasi Donbebe1

1Department of Chemical Sciences, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Pub. Date: August 23, 2017

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Ebelegi Newton Augustus, Ayawei Nimibofa, Inengite Azibaola Kesiye and Wankasi Donbebe. Metal-organic Frameworks as Novel Adsorbents: A Preview. American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2017; 5(2):61-67. doi: 10.12691/env-5-2-5

Abstract

Adsorption processes are among the most patronized applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks. Through adsorption MOFs have found usefulness in diverse sectors of human endeavors such as; removal of noxious and harmful substances (dyes and heavy metals from liquid/gaseous media discharged from industries), storage and sequestration of gases (carbon dioxide, methane and hydrogen), separation and purification of gases/petroleum products, catalytic processes and drug delivery. Functionalized MOFs can indeed show spectacular effects owing to the introduction of more active functional groups. Therefore, the performance and applicability of MOFs as sorbents in industrial processes depends on the degree of introduced functionality, high surface area and enhanced porosity.

Keywords:
metal organic framework porous coordination polymer organic linkers ligands

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