(111b) Perspectives and Challenges in Adsorption Science and Nanoporous Materials
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - 9:05am to 9:40am
Adsorption science is pervasive, and advances in this field have contributed to a wide variety of applications that have a direct impact on society. This is especially true regarding the development of novel porous materials, which are crucial for applications such as catalysis, gas storage, chemical and biological sensing, and separations. In recent years, advances in nanotechnology have led to a more targeted molecular design approach for materials development. The emergence of metal-organic frameworks in the past decade is an excellent example of this. Notably, the high crystallinity of these materials is conducive to computational studies to complement experimental investigations of their adsorption properties. Such well-characterized systems can aid the design of better materials for specific adsorption applications. This talk will describe recent advances in adsorption science and nanoporous materials. Theoretical and experimental perspectives on adsorption will be given, and future challenges and opportunities in this field will be discussed.