MOFs for Building applications

Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs) are an emerging class of porous materials. Most MOFs can exhibit very high surface areas and large adsorption capacity for gas. Due to their structural and functional tunability, MOFs have become one of the most fascinating classes of materials for both scientists and engineers. In the area of built environment, MOFs can be used for moisture regulation, pollutant removal, air purification, thermal storage, and atmosphere water harvesting etc.

Qin's group has been working on these topics since 2016. The following report contains 10 recent selected papers of Qin's group on preparation, characterization, and applications of metal-organic frameworks for built environment control.

 

Download the full research report: 

Metal-organic Frameworks for Building Applications, Vol. 1 2020


 

 

- Comprehensive reviews:

K Zu, M QIN*, S Cui, Progress and potential of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as novel desiccants for built environment control: A review. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol, 133, 2020.

- Modelling of heat and mass transfer in MOFs:

K Zu, M QIN*, Experimental and Modeling Investigation of Water Adsorption of Hydrophilic Carboxylate-based MOF for Indoor Moisture Control, Energy, 120654, 2021

K. Zu, M. QIN*, C. Rode, M. Libralato, Development of a Moisture Buffer Value Model (MBM) for Indoor Moisture Prediction, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 171, 2020.

- Active system applications: (e.g. MOF humidity pump, MOF air-conditioner etc.)

P. Hou, K Zu, M. QIN*, S. Cui, A novel metal-organic frameworks based humidity pump for indoor moisture control, Building and Environment, 107396, 2020

S. Cui, M. QIN* et al., Metal-Organic Frameworks as advanced moisture sorbents for energy-efficient high temperature cooling, Nature Scientific Reports, Oct. 2018.

K Zu, S Cui, M QIN*, Performance comparison between metal-organic framework (MOFs) and conventional desiccants (silica gel, zeolite) for a novel high temperature cooling system. Materials Science and Engineering, 609, 2019.

 - Passive system applications: (e.g. MOF wall panel, paint etc.)

M. QIN*, P. Hou, Z. Wu, J. Huang, Precise humidity control materials for autonomous regulation of indoor moisture, Building and Environment, Vol. 169, 2020.

X. Feng, M. QIN*, S. Cui, C. Rode, Metal-Organic Framework MIL-100(Fe) as a Novel Moisture Buffer Material for Energy-Efficient Indoor Humidity Control, Building and Environment, Vol. 145, 2018.

- Synthesis and characterization of MOFs: 

M. QIN*, P. Hou, Z. Wu, J. Huang, Precise humidity control materials for autonomous regulation of indoor moisture, Building and Environment, Vol. 169, 2020.

P Hou, M QIN*, S Cui, K Zu, Preparation and Characterization of Metal-Organic Framework /Microencapsulated Phase Change Material Composites for Indoor Hygrothermal Control. Journal of Building Engineering, Vol. 29, 2020.

 

 

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5 OCTOBER 2022