In the production of hydrogen gas, the removal of hydrogen chloride (HCl) is of particular relevance for the chemical industry. Here we report the HCl removal performance of ZIF-8 metal organic framework demonstrated via fixed-bed (dynamic) measurements under process conditions. The measurements revealed an HCl removal capacity of 1.02 g/g, outperforming by far all traditional materials and other metal-organic framework previously tested. The ZIF-8, before and after the HCl contact, was characterized via SEM-EDX, XRD, TGA, ATR-FTIR, XPS and Raman spectroscopy. The results showed a dramatic change in textural, structural and chemical properties of ZIF-8 after HCl contact, where the MOF material undergoes a reaction and re-crystalizes into a salt complex.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2022


  • Breakthrough experiment
  • ZIF-8
  • Metal-organic framework
  • Hydrogen gas
  • Hydrogen chloride


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