The Adsorption of Toxic Gases by Metal Organic Framework 74 in Dry and Humid Air Streams

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 3:15 PM
254 B Room (Salt Palace Convention Center)
T. Grant Glover1, Bryan J. Schindler1, David Britt2, Omar M. Yaghi2 and Gregory W. Peterson3, (1)SAIC, Gunpowder, MD, (2)University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, (3)Research & Technology Directorate, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Metal organic framework (MOF-74) analogs have been synthesized using cobalt, magnesium, nickel, and zinc metal centers. The capability of these materials to remove the ammonia, cyanogen chloride, and sulfur dioxide from air has been evaluated via fixed-bed breakthrough testing in both dry and 80% relative humidity conditions. Octane breakthrough tests were performed to determine the physisorption capacities of the materials. All materials were stored in air prior to use. Dynamic breakthrough capacities of the analogs were compared to 13X zeolite and BPL activated carbon. The impact of the metal center on the adsorption behavior is illustrated with each analog providing different ammonia and cyanogen chloride adsorption capacities. The results provide an important step in the assessment of the potential of MOFs to function as porous adsorbent materials.

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