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Water remediation using novel advanced porous materials


Highly stable porous materials (powder or pellets) specially tailored for the adsorption or degradation of emerging contaminants is here offered. These materials are specifically designed to eliminate novel organic contaminants from water by selective adsorption and/or degradation in the presence (or not) of light (UV-vis or vis), even under continuous flow. We are looking for commercial agreement with technical assistance and research cooperation agreement.

Water pollution is increasingly becoming a challenge due to novel anthropogenic pollutants (named emerging organic contaminants, EOCs). Despite some methods have been proposed for the EOCs exclusion, the insufficient EOCs removal of these processes makes necessary to search new efficient alternatives. Here, we propose new adsorbent materials combining selective removal and degradation of EOC.

Advantages and Innovations

This new class of porous materials, known as Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) present several advantages compared to classical adsorbent materials (carbons, zeolites, silicas). MOFs present versatile composition, large structural variability, very important porosity with large panel of pore sizes and shapes, easy modulation of their physicochemical properties, some work as catalyst, and are highly stable in water. These features make them excellent candidates for the selective and important adsorption of large variety of EOCs.

Market Applications

• Water treatment plants

• Research on photodegradation of EOCs.

• Water remediation filters.

• Testing water remediation in hospitals.

• Testing EOCs elimination under continuous flow


Félix Marín,