(739e) Designing MOF Embedded Electrospun Fibers for Adsorption Applications
AIChE Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 4:27pm to 4:45pm
Metal-organic-frameworks (MOFs) have demonstrated enormous potential in the adsorption field. Two challenges that prevent these materials from reaching industrial feasibility in a broader range of adsorption-based applications are their stability and typical powder state. Impregnating MOFs into polymeric electrospun fibers has the potential to both attenuate exposure to undesirable chemicals and provide a platform for anchoring MOFs into separation elements with high accessibility. This talk is aimed at demonstrating how design strategies such as polymer selection and developing inter-fiber porosity may be used to develop electrospun fiber/ MOF composites for targeted separation applications.