Recent Advances in Metal–Organic Framework-Based Mixed Matrix Membranes

Authors

  • Ilknur Erucar,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Koc University, Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sariyer, 34450 Istanbul (Turkey)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Gamze Yilmaz,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Koc University, Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sariyer, 34450 Istanbul (Turkey)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Prof. Seda Keskin

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Koc University, Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sariyer, 34450 Istanbul (Turkey)
    • Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Koc University, Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sariyer, 34450 Istanbul (Turkey)

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Abstract

Mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) combine easy processability and low cost of polymers with the high selectivity of nanoporous filler particles. These membranes represent an important avenue for enhancing the performance of polymeric membranes in gas separations. Recently, a new group of nanoporous materials called metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have been used as filler particles in MMM applications, and significant improvements in gas selectivity and permeability have been reported for these MOF-based membranes. We discuss the recent developments in MOF-based MMMs by reviewing both the experimental studies and computational modeling methods that can accelerate selection of MOF/polymer combinations for high-performance gas separations.

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