FURI | Spring 2019

Development of MOF/Graphene Aerogel Composite for Ammonia Adsorption and Sensing

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Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a class of crystalline materials which have properties useful for gas separation, purification, and storage. While these MOFs can be extremely selective with the molecules they adsorb, the desorption processes can be slow and inconvenient. The objective of this project is to create and study a MOF/graphene aerogel composite which is electrically conductive, allowing for faster desorption methods to be employed. The composites would have a wide array of applications in exhaust scrubbing and the separation of gases.

Student researcher

Vance, Jarod

Jarod William Vance

Chemical engineering

Hometown: chandler, AZ, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2019