International Network on Ionic Liquid Deep Eutectic Solvent Based Metal Organic Frameworks Mixed Matrix Membranes. “Towards Heavy Metals Advanced Adsorbents.”

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INDESMOF–International Network on Ionic Liquid Deep Eutectic Solvent Based Metal Organic Frameworks Mixed Matrix Membranes. “Towards Heavy Metals Advanced Adsorbents.”

The main objective of INDESMOF Marie Curie RISE action is to establish a new and lasting research consortium to improve and exchange interdisciplinary and intersectoral knowledge on the design, synthesis, and characterization of advanced composite adsorbents for environmental remediation of heavy metal polluted water sources, able to provide high capacity and high selectivity filters for the industry. The main research core of INDESMOF is based on the nano-encapsulation of Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) within the ordered porous structures of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF), in order to obtain a highly porous MOF material, combined with the metal chelation and solvation specificity of DES. Incorporation of high-capacity high-selectivity adsorbent materials within polymeric support is a crucial challenge faces in INDESMOF towards the real application of the MOF@DES materials in water filtering systems, indispensable for mining and industrial water environmental remediation technologies. Development and improvement of advanced filtering technologies requires the joint effort of a multidisciplinary researcher collective, involving the expertise of participants on different disciplines including physics, chemistry, environmental chemistry, materials and polymer science and engineering. Background knowledge and knowhow of INDEMOF´s partners combine the complementarities and synergies needed to undertake an integrative and concerted effort through innovation and breakthrough actions towards the fabrication of advanced and specific filters for polluted water remediation. Results will be widely disseminated through publications, workshops, post-graduate courses to train new researchers, a dedicated webpage, and visits to companies working in the area. In that way, we will perform an important role in technology transfer in the design of highly active and selective adsorbents and their performance against real water polluted samples.


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Project duration:
48 Month


BCMaterials Fundación BCMaterials
UNITO Università Degli Studi Di Torino
UPV-EHU UPV/EHU – Departamento de Mineralogía y Petrología
buenos aires Universidad de Buenos Aires
chile Universidad de Chile
URA Uraren Euskal Agentzia/ Agencia Vasca del Agua
TEKNIMAP TEKNIMAP Energía y Medio Ambiente, S.S
university_california The Regents of the University of California


Roberto Fernández

Roberto Fernández

Single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction. Crystal structure solution and refinement. Crystallographic databases. Hydrothermal synthesis. IR and Raman spectroscopies. Thermal properties of materials.


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