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A Review on the Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Organic Frameworks for Photocatalytic Water Purification

Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Campus Cantoblanco, E-28049 Madrid, Spain
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Catalysts 2019, 9(1), 52; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9010052
Received: 15 November 2018 / Revised: 14 December 2018 / Accepted: 26 December 2018 / Published: 7 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Photocatalysis)
This review analyzes the preparation and characterization of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and their application as photocatalysts for water purification. The study begins by highlighting the problem of water scarcity and the different solutions for purification, including photocatalysis with semiconductors, such as MOFs. It also describes the different methodologies that can be used for the synthesis of MOFs, paying attention to the purification and activation steps. The characterization of MOFs and the different approaches that can be followed to learn the photocatalytic processes are also detailed. Finally, the work reviews literature focused on the degradation of contaminants from water using MOF-based photocatalysts under light irradiation. View Full-Text
Keywords: metal organic frameworks; photocatalysis; water purification metal organic frameworks; photocatalysis; water purification
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Bedia, J.; Muelas-Ramos, V.; Peñas-Garzón, M.; Gómez-Avilés, A.; Rodríguez, J.J.; Belver, C. A Review on the Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Organic Frameworks for Photocatalytic Water Purification. Catalysts 2019, 9, 52.

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