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MOFSEIDON: Combined separation and (photo)degradation of water contaminants using Metal-Organic Framework devices

Research project corresponding to the call 2019 and reference: PID2019-104228RB-I00, within the State Program of Research, Development and Innovation Oriented Challenges of the Society (Research Challenges 2019).

MOFSEIDON proposes to develop continuous flow technologies based on a novel class of porous hybrid materials, known as Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), for the efficient (separative and catalytic) removal of challenging PPs/PPCPs and disinfection of real wastewater. In order to achieve this main objective, new multifunctional MOFs with outstanding water stability and photocatalytic properties will be first prepared by 1) selecting robust known MOFs and improving their adsorptive and catalytic performances through creation of defects and/or linker functionalization; 2) preparation of MOF composites via the insertion of enzymes and/or metallic species; and 3) design and synthesis novel structures based on phosphonate ligands and high valence cations exhibiting high chemical stability under wastewater conditions.

Partners: IMDEA Energy Institute
Funding Institution/Program: Ministry of Science and Innovation-AEI/FEDER/Research Challenges 2019
Period: June 2020-May 2023
IPs IMDEA Energy: Dr. Patricia Horcajada/ Dr. Sara Rojas