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Fe-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks as Photocatalysts for Energy and Environmental Applications


Project description

Fe-based metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a new class of photocatalytic materials that have recently received special attention because of their high potential to deal with the climate crisis and environmental pollution of aquatic systems. The use of Fe-based MOFs as dispersed particles in aqueous solutions is, however, associated with difficulties in separation, recovery and reusability of these photocatalyst. Furthermore, the high tendency of such dispersed particles to agglomerate reduces their photocatalytic efficiency and thus limit their practical applications. The aim of this project is to provide a cost-effective and environmentally friendly approach to address these issues via fabrication of photocatalytic microstructures of Fe-based MOFs. These engineered photocatalysts will be examined and employed for efficient production of green fuels and solar energy conversion.

Start/End of project

01.07.2020 until 30.06.2022

Project manager

Dr. Severin Vierrath

Contact person

Dr. Severin Vierrath
Phone:+49 761 203-54060


FIT - Freiburger Zentrum für interaktive Werkstoffe und bioinspirierte Technologien


Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung


Fe-based MOFs, Photocatalysis, Solar Energy, Green Fuel Production, Environmental Remediation
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