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27 pages without appendices and reference list. Source must have a page number in the text. (A quotation must be enclosed in quotation marks (-...-) and after the quotation there must be a reference to the source. If you use the Harvard style, a source reference to Barker and Kitcher could look like this: (Barker & Kitcher, 2014, p. 12).)
PROSJEKT : Metal-organic frameworks as energy carriers and adsorbents in energy-efficient separation processes
MOFs are crystalline compounds with precisely defined pores, which means their sorption properties will be very well defined and homogenous. Due to their variability in chemical functionalization, they are heavily investigated materials in adsorption of gases, like hydrogen, methane, carbon dioxide, and separation processes, e.g. hydrogen purification, CO2 capture, ethylene/ethane and propylene/propane separation. Some of these processes are important for the development of hydrogen technology in the energy transition; others are important industrial separation processes, where the development of new materials that make the process more energy efficient will lead to substantial energy savings Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are crystalline coordination networks that are formed by self-assembly of inorganic and organic building units. These frameworks can have large pores in the order of 0.3-3 nm diameter. Because many different inorganic and organic building units can be used in MOF synthesis, they have quite versatile properties with potential use in a wide range of applications. Therefore, MOFs are an exciting class of nanostructured materials and a large amount of research is performed currently in quite a lot of different application areas. The most prominently investigated property of MOFs is their function as adsorbent for the capture and/or separation of industrially relevant fluids (gases or liquids), e.g. in CO2 capture, hydrogen purification, or hydrocarbon separation. They are also fascinating materials to investigate for use in photovoltaic devices, fuel cells and batteries, as sensors and in (electro-)catalysis, for instance in water splitting (hydrogen production) or carbon dioxide reduction. Activities in the research group focuses on materials discovery (the synthesis of new compounds), the characterization of these compounds (e.g. investigation of their crystal structure and properties like thermal stability) and the investigation of application oriented properties. Available projects focus on synthesis and characterization of compounds using appropriate techniques and including sorption measurements. We attempt to include both synthesis and characterization in the projects so that the participant will get as broad an experience of the research field as possible. You’ll find two examples on the next page. It usually is possible to tailor the project to a certain degree, so please come and have a cha