Water Purification: Adsorption over Metal-Organic Frameworks
Siqing Li, Yifa Chen, Xiaokun Pei, Shenghan Zhang, Xiao Feng, Junwen Zhou and Bo Wang
Article first published online: 3 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cjoc.201500761
Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are promising adsorbents for their numerous active sites, uniform porosity and tailorable structure diversity. And adsorption over MOFs for water purification is an interesting and practical issue considering the importance of qualified water. In this review, we will systematically present the performances of MOFs for inorganic and organic contaminants purification in aqueous phase and give a detailed discussion about their performances, influences and potential mechanisms. We hope it is beneficial to the syntheses, regeneration and reuse of MOF adsorbents and could promote the development of MOFs for water purification.