Advanced Materials

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24_06i/2012Porous Materials: Energy-Efficient Dehumidification over Hierachically Porous Metal–Organic Frameworks as Advanced Water Adsorbents (Adv. Mater. 6/2012)

The energy-efficient dehumidification over hier-archically porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with hydrothermal stability is reported on page 806 by Jong-San Chang and co-workers. Their promising water sorption properties lead to a new type of advanced water adsorbents for the effective utilization of low-grade thermal energy as well as solar energy. These MOFs would be potential alternatives to commercial water adsorbents, which are used for industrial or indoor desiccant applications such as desiccant dehumidifiers/humidifiers, gas dryers, adsorptive air-conditioning systems, fresh water production, and adsorption heat transformation.

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