Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Title :

Systematic Investigation of oil/water separation performances of a family of superhydrophobic Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) based composites

Area of research :

Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences

Focus area :

Oil pollution

Principal Investigator :

Dr Shyam P. Biswas, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), Guwahati

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Associated Programme / Scheme :

Core Research Grant (CRG)


Executive Summary :

In this project, investigator proposes to prepare a family of superhydrophobic, trifluoroacetamide-functionalized M(II), M(III) and M(IV) (MII = Zn; MIII = Al, Cr; MIV = Zr, Hf) MOFs by solvothermal method. After examining their porosity, physicochemical stability and hydrophobicity, MOF-based pellets/composites (with fabric, foam, reduced graphene oxide, etc.) will be prepared. Then, the performances (absorption capacity and separation efficiency) of MOF-based pellets/composites for oil/water separation will be systematically investigated. Several inexpensive and eco-friendly superhydrophobic MOF-based pellets/composites having outstanding oil/water separation performances and high recyclability will be obtained.

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