MOF CO2 Electroreduction

CO2 Electroreduction on Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOF) Based Systems

A method of manufacturing metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) networks derived from different linkers and metals.

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CO2 emission into the atmosphere is a prime contributor to global warming. For this reason, there exists a current market need for more productive methods of creating CO2-zero cycles in the use of fuels, while enhancing total fuel cell efficiency. One of the methods to capture and convert CO2 is electrochemical reduction. However, a key challenge of CO2 capture is that solubility of CO2 in any solvent is extremely low. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) based systems are commonly recognized for their effectiveness in capturing different gases. The combination of MOFs with electrocatalysts either deposited onto MOF surface or in-situ embedded into MOFs matrix will result in local increase of CO2 concentration close to active sites which will lead to improve the total efficiency of CO2 electroreduction system. In the field of catalysis and electrocatalysis of CO2 electroreduction, University of New Mexico researchers have developed a method of manufacturing metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) networks derived from different linkers and metals, where the preparation method is based on using different synthetic approaches to tune MOFs morphological, structural and electronic properties to achieve high performance for carbon dioxide reduction reactions in fuel cell operations.

Key Benefits

High efficiency Environmentally friendly Controllable material morphology High solubility of CO2 leading to high activity Achieves high performance for carbon dioxide reduction reactions in fuel cell operations

Applications

Fuel Cell Operations Electroreduction Systems

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