Topic: Science and technology
Porous metal–organic framework materials (MOFs) was introduced for the first time by Yaghi and co-workers in the 1990s. In spite of the well known extraordinary properties of MOF materials that can apply for many various industrial applications particularly in the energy sector (e.g. for hydrogen and methane storage) as well as for environmental application ( e.g. CO2 separation and storage), one of the main obstacles of industrialization of this relatively new class of porous materials is their energy and time consuming production process, which means developing of techno-economically viable (i.e. relatively cheap and technologically feasible ) processes for production of MOF materials at larger scale (cubic meters) is much desirable . Given the extraordinary affect of microwave and ultrasound energies, the main objective of this blog is to discuss all aspects of the zeolitic materials including novel and energy efficient manufacturing techniques using combinations of these relatively new energy sources along with conventional heating for manufacturing of some the down screened zeolitic-like framework materials at shorter crystallization time in an economically viable approach to produce cheaper materials at larger scale particularly for application in H2, CH4 and CO2 gases separation and storage, effective catalysts for NOx/SOx reduction and CO oxidation as well as appropriate carries for drug delivery .