Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Repo, Eveliina
Organisation Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT
Project title
Metal-organic-framework coated 3D-printed substrates for the aqueous applications
Decision No. 330076
Decision date 12.05.2020
Funding period 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2025
Funding 438 874
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Project description
Metal-organic-frameworks (MOFs) composed of metal centers and coordinating ligands are highly appealing materials for the wide range of applications due to their exceptional properties such as extremely high surface area and porosity and tunable structures. However, their applicability in practice has not been very easy because of the lack of stability and difficult handling of the fine powders. One of the ways to tackle these problems is to attach MOFs firmly on the solid substrates creating coatings or thin films that still maintain the important properties of MOFs. In this project the substrates will be produced by additive manufacturing/3D-printing in order to create optimal supports for MOF growth and finally the structures with adjusted and tailored properties for the target applications. The applications included in this project are emerging aqueous applications such as metal recovery, radionuclide removal, water adsorption, desalination, and catalytic oxidation