Climate change is placing the system under increasing stress, shrinking water supplies for tens of millions of people as well as the farmland that produces most of the country’s produce. It is critical to reduce the impacts associated with water scarcity and climate change.
To manufacture green and high-performance MOF/polymer composites via a one-step continuous approach and their membranes/beads for applications in carbon capture and wastewater treatment.
MOF/polymer nanocomposites can be prepared in engineered application-ready forms with the mechanical flexibility of the polymer and the high porosity of the MOFs. The wide application of MOFs for carbon capture and wastewater treatment will directly benefit from this method. The mixed matrix membrane (MMM) is a composite membrane made by combining an inorganic-organic hybrid material in the form of micro- or nano-particles and a polymer matrix. The MOF-based MMM is not only relatively simple and inexpensive to scale up, but also more stable.
Yufeng Quan, Ruiqing Shen, Rong Ma, Zhuoran Zhang, Qingsheng Wang, Sustainable and Efficient Manufacturing of Metal-Organic Framework-Based Polymer Nanocomposites by Reactive Extrusion, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.2c01720.
Rong Ma, Minxiang Zeng, Dali Huang, Qingsheng Wang, Zwitterionic Graphene Quantum Dots to Stabilize Pickering Emulsions for Controlled-Release Applications, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c23226.