Computational Screening of Metal–Organic Framework Membranes for the Separation of 15 Gas Mixtures
AbstractThe Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations are employed to screen the separation performance of 6013 computation-ready, experimental metal–organic framework membranes (CoRE-MOFMs) for 15 binary gas mixtures. After the univariate analysis, principal component analysis is used to reduce 44 performance metrics of 15 mixtures to a 10-dimension set. Then, four machine learning algorithms (decision tree, random forest, support vector machine, and back propagation neural network) are combined with k times repeated k-fold cross-validation to predict and analyze the relationships between six structural feature descriptors and 10 principal components. Based on the linear correlation value R and the root mean square error predicted by the machine learning algorithm, the random forest algorithm is the most suitable for the prediction of the separation performance of CoRE-MOFMs. One descriptor, pore limiting diameter, possesses the highest weight importance for each principal component index. Finally, the 30 best CoRE-MOFMs for each binary gas mixture are screened out. The high-throughput computational screening and the microanalysis of high-dimensional performance metrics can provide guidance for experimental research through the relationships between the multi-structure variables and multi-performance variables. View Full-Text
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Yang, W.; Liang, H.; Peng, F.; Liu, Z.; Liu, J.; Qiao, Z. Computational Screening of Metal–Organic Framework Membranes for the Separation of 15 Gas Mixtures. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 467.
Yang W, Liang H, Peng F, Liu Z, Liu J, Qiao Z. Computational Screening of Metal–Organic Framework Membranes for the Separation of 15 Gas Mixtures. Nanomaterials. 2019; 9(3):467.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Wenyuan; Liang, Hong; Peng, Feng; Liu, Zili; Liu, Jie; Qiao, Zhiwei. 2019. "Computational Screening of Metal–Organic Framework Membranes for the Separation of 15 Gas Mixtures." Nanomaterials 9, no. 3: 467.
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