Metal–Organic Frameworks for Separation, Catalysis and Energy Applications

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 505

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School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 15773 Athens, Greece
Interests: MOFs; sono(electro)chemistry; photocatalysis; AOPs; environment; materials for energy applications; electrochemical conversion and storage
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Clausthal Centre for Materials Technology (CZM), Clausthal University of Technology, 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
Interests: fuel cells; photocatalysis; nanomaterials; sonochemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

MOFs have diverse uses including gas storage, gas separation, catalysis, energy-related applications, drug delivery, environmental and biomedical applications, and more. They are particularly beneficial in separation and catalysis because of their porous structure. Moreover, MOFs have customizable features including a large surface area, persistent porosity, and multifunctional ligands.

MOFs offer advantages as heterogeneous catalysts due to their improved reactivity, flexibility, and facile tunability. When contrasting them with conventional inorganic porous materials, metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) exhibit a multifunctional nature, a highly porous structure, a consistent spatial distribution of constituents, adjustable pore sizes and topologies, and a hybrid organic–inorganic composition. Papers on the preparation and use of catalytically active MOFs are welcome in this Special Issue.

These attributes empower MOFs to perform more efficiently in energy applications than alternative porous materials. MOFs possess the capability to store energy carriers or enable rapid mass and electron transportation for energy storage and conversion, and they have been intensively investigated throughout the advancement of innovative energy technologies.

We ask for the submission of original research papers and reviews on the advances in the use of MOF-based materials for gaseous fuel storage, chemical hydrogen storage, solar and electrochemical energy storage, and conversion, in which challenges and opportunities related to advanced energy technologies are critically discussed. Further manuscripts on the use of MOFs for the separation of gaseous molecules are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Christos Argirusis
Dr. Pavlos K. Pandis
Dr. Georgia Sourkouni
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  • MOFs
  • catalysis
  • photocatalysis
  • electrocatalysis
  • separation processes
  • energy storage
  • supercapacitors
  • chemical gas storage
  • electrochemical conversion and storage
  • environmental and biomedical applications

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