Engineering Accessible Adsorption Sites in Metal Organic Frameworks for CO2 Capture


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2D cobalt- diazo crown ether carboxylate metal
oxide framework Ingram et al. 2013, Crystal Growth
and Design
Clark Atlanta University
Website:  Clark Atlanta University
Award Number:  FE0022952
Project Duration:  10/01/2014 – 03/31/2019
Total Award Value:  $249,998
DOE Share:  $249,998
Performer Share:  $0
Technology Area:  University Training and Research
Key Technology:  High Performance Materials
Location:  Atlanta, Georgia

Project Description

This project will synthesize and characterize ultra-high surface area metal organic framework (MOF) materials for CO2 adsorption. This 3-yr research effort will consist of synthesizing MOFs with organic linkers as well as nitrogen-containing pyrazine linkers and evaluate them based on CO2 adsorption properties, framework structure and composition (such as metal content and elemental analysis), surface area, pore size, and thermal stability. The evaluation methods will include X-ray crystallography, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), thermogravimetric analysis, infrared spectroscopy, and other advanced techniques. The downselected CO2 adsorption material from this research will be used for CO2 capture and sequestration application.

Project Benefits

This research work could guide rational design/synthesis strategies towards producing advance sorbents for CO2 capture. The work done in this project could improve the cost-effectiveness, cost competitiveness, and advance the science of novel technologies for fossil based power systems.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Karol Schrems:
Technology Manager 
Briggs White:
Principal Investigator 
Conrad Ingram:

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