Transport Processes in Flexible Porous Materials for Gas Separation and Storage (2010–2012)
Flexible porous materials have some special characteristics such as gate-opening effects, adsorption hysteresis, flexible dimensional changes and high surface areas. This new family of materials has great potential for extensive applications in gas separation and storage. The proposed project aims to develop a generalized methodology to analyse the mechanisms of gate-opening effects and adsorption hysteresis of flexible porous materials based upon percolation analysis and adsorption kinetics. The fundamental understandings achieved in the research will provide useful guidelines for the effective development of flexible porous materials for clean energy applications.