Gas adsorption on Cu-BTC and Cr-BDC metal organic frameworks (MOFs)
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Metal organic frameworks have gained considerable attention in recent years. Due to their high surface area and pore volume they are being widely evaluated for potential applications in several areas including adsorption separations, gas storage and catalysis. Early adsorption studies on MOFs concentrated on hydrogen storage; this was followed by evaluation of their potential for CO2 and methane adsorption. Only recently adsorption of other gases is being investigated for their potential applications in adsorptive separations. The aim of this work is two- fold; apart from systematic measurement and analysis of these frameworks for adsorption of several carefully gases with industrial potential, this work also aims to correlate the adsorptive behaviour of the gases to their physical properties. In order to achieve this objective, adsorbate gases themselves, experimental temperature and pressure were carefully chosen for these measurements.
Supervisor: Sasidhar Gumma