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Monolitické, hierarchicky porézní MOF-uhlíkaté kompozity pro environmentální aplikace
Project IdLUASK22049
Main solverMgr. Tomáš Zelenka, Ph.D.
Period7/2022 - 6/2025
Anotation The overall objective of the MOF@C project is the preparation and characterization of novel composite materials consisting of monolithic, hierarchically porous carbon and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), which will be finally applied in environmental areas. This new type of material combines the advantages and properties of porous carbon and MOF, with special emphasis on their various methods of synthesis, adsorption measurements and in-situ structural measurements using standard diffraction methods and synchrotron radiation. Within the MOF@C project, applications were defined into three sub-objectives: 1. The use of composites as carbon dioxide adsorbents to reduce emissions of this greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. 2. Development of materials with metal nanoparticles to increase the storage capacity of hydrogen as fuel tanks. 3. Capture of heavy metal ions and photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants in wastewater. Described applications are directly related to meeting the European Union's targets under the Green Deal, which commits all Member States to reduce CO2 emissions by 55% by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. The MOF@C project contributes to this goal by directly capturing CO2 and developing adsorbents for hydrogen as fuel tanks for transport vehicles, which are the main producers of CO2. In addition, the project contributes to improving the condition of hydrosphere that contain inorganic and organic pollutants due to increased anthropogenic activity and industrial production.