Towards the Ultimate Membranes: Two-dimensional Nanoporous Materials and Films
Keywords:Membranes, Metal-organic frameworks, Nanoporous graphene, Two-dimensional materials, Zeolite nanosheets
AbstractThe energy-efficient separation of molecules has been a popular topic in chemistry and chemical engineering as a consequence of the large energy-footprint of separation processes in the chemical industry. The Laboratory of Advanced Separations (LAS) at EPFL, led by Prof. Kumar Varoon Agrawal, is focused to develop next-generation, high-performance membranes that can improve the energy efficiency of hydrogen purification, carbon capture, hydrocarbon and water purification. For this, LAS is seeking to develop the ultimate nanoporous membranes, those with a thickness of 1 nm and possessing an array of size-selective nanopores. In this article, the research activities at LAS, especially in the bottom-up and top-down synthesis of chemically and thermally stable, nanoporous two-dimensional materials and membranes are discussed.
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K. V. Agrawal, Chimia 2018, 72, 313, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2018.313.
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