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Metal-organic Frameworks as Novel Adsorbents: A Preview

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


American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2017, Vol. 5 No. 2, 61-67
DOI: 10.12691/env-5-2-5
Copyright © 2017 Science and Education Publishing

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Ebelegi Newton Augustus, Ayawei Nimibofa, Inengite Azibaola Kesiye, 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.

Correspondence to: Ayawei  Nimibofa, Department of Chemical Sciences, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Email: ayawei4acad@gmail.com

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.

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