Recent advancements in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for CO2 capture applications
*Center for Environment and Water Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
As CO2 is one of the major constituent of greenhouse gases responsible for global warming which is the current major environmental concern of the world. Major source responsible for CO2 emission is power plants burning fossil fuel in the form of coal, oil and natural gas. Nanotechnology is one of the appropriate methods being explored worldwide for CO2 capture process. Nano-materials are being developed to trap CO2 molecules. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as promising field for efficient and economical solution towards CO2 capture. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have been identified by US Department of Energy as most effective future technology for CO2 capture. This research reviews the details of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), their selectivity and properties which make them applicable for CO2 capture applications.
Keywords: MOFs, CO2 capture, nanomaterial's
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