Researchers Show Feasibility of 3D-Printed, Metal-Organic Framework for Collecting & Storing CO2 from Air

Published by , October 13, 2017 12:50 pm

Researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology have used 3D printing to demonstrate the feasibility of alternative metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have earned a valuable position in membrane gas separation (MOF) composite filters for collecting and storing gases like CO2 from the air.. Though there is still some fine-tuning to be done, the results prove promising for large-scale adoption.
Conclusions state “we believe this work provides a new proof-of-concept prospect for fabricating MOF monoliths that can be used for various adsorptive-based separation processes.” On average, conventional gas separation methods costs $40–100 per ton of CO2. By comparison, membrane-based separation is about $23 per ton. The process also requires only 16% of the energy produced by an example coal-fired power plant, whereas the alternative needs around 30%.

Tags: , ,