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Metal-Organic Frameworks as multifunctional materials toward P-sustainability

Project description

Metal-Organic Frameworks for Sustainable Phosphorous Fertillisers

To feed the world’s growing population, farmers need to apply efficient fertilisers that typically contain phosphorus to increase crop yields. Most of the phosphorus used in fertilisers comes from phosphate rock, a finite resource. Zirconium-based metal–organic frameworks (Zr-MOFs) are deemed suitable materials for recovering phosphate, from both waste/eutrophicated water to produce P-fertilizers, because of their large-surface areas, water stability and strong affinity with phosphate. The EU-funded PSust-MOF project aims to improve the circular use of phosphate based fertilizers. On top of that the project will use water as the reaction medium for Zr-MOF synthesis compatible with the requirements of industrial production.

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF


Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 160 932,48