MOFs: New possibilities for gas separation, storage, and delivery
Metal organic Frameworks (MOFs) are a new class of super-adsorbent. Their bespoke and flexible designs are creating new opportunities for safer, high-capacity gas separation, storage and delivery. MOFs are already solving real-world problems, with MOF Technologies being the first company to bridge MOF science and commercial MOF application.
Uncertain if MOFs are right for your project? We’ll help you find out quickly and cost-effectively.
Tap into the power of the largest internal surface area known to man.
Metal-Organic Frameworks are crystalline, highly porous, sponge-like materials that are used to capture, store, and deliver gases. They are made up of two components: metal ions and organic molecules known as "linkers". The choice of metal and linker allows us to control the selectivity and capacity of the MOF.
Engineered chemical forces for storage
MOFs’ unsurpassable high-volume pore network allows you to safely store gases such as acetylene that were once considered too unstable for high-pressure storage.
Features tailored to your product
MOFs are bespoke. That means we can engineer the specific structure of your MOF to separate, store, and deliver gases such as carbon dioxide, in a targeted way.
Gas targeting through design
The modular nature of MOFs allows you to selectively capture specific target gases such as methane. Their tailorable pore geometry and chemistry will help you achieve new levels of purity.
Do more with less
These ultra-porous adsorbents (up to 10,000 m2/g) can offer unprecedented storage capacities, letting you store gases such as arsine more safely and efficiently.
Over the years we have heard several common concerns regarding the use of MOFs.
We’ve compiled and dispelled some of our favourite MOF-Myths below:
MOFs are NOT too expensive.
Our patented mechanochemical process enables us to supply high-quality, shaped MOFs at ton scale. It allows us to bypass the high-cost barrier typically associated with the adoption of MOFs, making them readily available in commercial volumes.
MOFs are NOT too sensitive to moisture.
Using our patented technology, we’ve successfully developed a new family of stabilised MOFs. These, once considered ‘unusable’ MOFs, are now unlocking new possibilities for gas storage, separation, and delivery.
You CAN have an ultra-porous MOF in a robust shaped form.
Our innovative shaping technology enables us to supply mechanically resistant MOFs which are uncompromising on porosity. We’ve combined our expertise in MOF synthesis with our knowledge in adsorbent shaping to make MOFs widely available in an array of different shapes and sizes.
MOFs are interesting and DO work outside the lab.
As the first company to have bridged the gap between MOF science and commercial application, we continue to pioneer the MOF field. Today, MOFs are widely used in a variety of industries, from semi-conductors, power generation and cement production, to apple storage and respiratory protection.
Do MOFs work in reality?
Metal Organic Frameworks may be a new technology but are already being deployed in variety of industries, from semi-conductors, power generation and cement production, to apple storage and respiratory protection. MOFs are being used to capture, store, and deliver gases such as: Ethylene, Arsine, Carbon Dioxide, Methane, Formaldehyde and Ammonia.
Explore the benefits of MOFs for your application
MOF Technologies were the first company to bridge MOF science and commercial MOF application. We can also help you apply the benefits of MOFs to your product.
Unsure whether MOFs could solve your problem?
Get in touch with our experts to assess whether MOFs can deliver your goals. Our tailored feasibility assessments can help demonstrate your MOF concept quickly and cost-effectively.