Challenges and Opportunities in Chemical Separations with Porous Materials
Porous materials such as metal-organic frameworks have been extensively studied for applications in gas-adsorption, catalysis, and chemical separation (to name a few). With particular focus on separations, one of the long-term goals in my research program is to implement porous materials in real-world applications. For the research team to be successful, it is critical to address these challenges from a top-down approach. Factoring in issues such as partial pressure, overall gas composition, and regeneration need be at the forefront of the research. With that in mind, the presentation will explore how porous materials can be designed to address the challenges associated with chemical separations.