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dc.contributor.advisorEddaoudi, Mohamed
dc.contributor.authorSamin, Umer
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-28T14:14:09Z
dc.date.available2016-04-28T14:14:09Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-13
dc.identifier.doi10.25781/KAUST-1B121
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/607269
dc.description.abstractThere is a pressing need for advanced solid-state materials that can be implemented in industrial gas separation processes to achieve separations with a significantly reduced energy input compared to what is typically required from current technologies. Although certain porous materials like zeolites bear some commercial significance for gas separation; their inherent lack of tunability limits the extent to which these materials may be exploited in industry. Zeolite-like Metal-Organic Frameworks (ZMOFs) are a sub-class of Metal-Organic Framework materials (MOFs) that show a structural semblance to zeolites while possessing the tunability advantages of MOF materials. ZMOFs which are topologically similar to certain zeolites can be functionalised and tuned in numerous ways to improve their gas separation properties. In this work, indium-based sod-ZMOF was tuned by cation-exchange and then characterised by different experimental tools such as single-crystal x-ray diffraction, elemental analysis and gas adsorption. It was found that various parameters like the choice of cation, the concentration of salt solution and the choice of solvent had a significant bearing on the cation-exchange of sod-ZMOF and its subsequent adsorption properties.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectZMOFs
dc.subjectMOFs
dc.subjectZeolites
dc.subjectGas Separation
dc.titleAn Investigation into the Effect of Cation-exchange on the Adsorption Performance of Indium-based Sodalite-ZMOF
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentChemical Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology
dc.contributor.committeememberPinnau, Ingo
dc.contributor.committeememberPeinemann, Klaus-Viktor
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical and Biological Engineering
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
refterms.dateFOA2017-04-28T00:00:00Z


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