Structured materials coated with Metal-Organic Frameworks and their use in gas phase conditions.

  • Couck, Sarah, (Administrative Promotor)

Project Details


In this project, we will develop new types of stationary phases for analytical gas phase separations. These stationary phases are based on metal-organic frameworks, a recent class of porous solids with a tremendous freedom in chemical composition and pore structure. This offers a huge potential for specific molecular separations of molecules, based on both their chemical nature and shape. Nevertheless, the current bottleneck for metal-organic frameworks is that they cannot be used in gas chromatographic columns because of their irregular shape and inappropriate size. In this project, we will overcome this problem by coating open structures, such as honeycomb structures, with these metal-organic frameworks. These open structures will be characterized and tested to portray the materials by using inverse gas chromatography.
Effective start/end date1/01/1531/12/15


  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Hydroconversion
  • Structured Catalysts
  • Environmental Research
  • Zeolites
  • Treatment Of Waste
  • Pollutants
  • Gas Separation
  • Bioreactors
  • Gasification
  • High Throughput Screening
  • Liquid Chromatography
  • Waste Water
  • Gas Cleaning
  • Packaging
  • Recycling Of Waste
  • Modelling
  • Fine Chemicals
  • Separation
  • Fluidisation
  • Chemical Waste
  • Miniaturization
  • Rapid Screening
  • Biomass
  • Combustion
  • Energy
  • Zeolite
  • Adsorption
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Catalysis

Flemish discipline codes

  • (Bio)chemical engineering
  • Mechanical and manufacturing engineering
  • Chemical sciences
  • Materials engineering