Emerging Porous Materials and Their Composites for NH3 Gas Removal

Dong Won Kang, Susan Eungyung Ju, Dae Won Kim, Minjung Kang, Hyojin Kim, Chang Seop Hong

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NH3, essential for producing artificial fertilizers and several military and commercial products, is being produced at a large scale to satisfy increasing demands. The inevitable leakage of NH3 during its utilization, even in trace concentrations, poses significant environmental and health risks because of its highly toxic and reactive nature. Although numerous techniques have been developed for the removal of atmospheric NH3, conventional NH3 abatement systems possess the disadvantages of high maintenance cost, low selectivity, and emission of secondary wastes. In this context, highly tunable porous materials such as metal–organic frameworks, covalent organic frameworks, hydrogen organic frameworks, porous organic polymers, and their composite materials have emerged as next-generation NH3 adsorbents. Herein, recent progress in the development of porous NH3 adsorbents is summarized; furthermore, factors affecting NH3 capture are analyzed to provide a reasonable strategy for the design and synthesis of promising materials for NH3 abatement.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2002142
JournalAdvanced Science
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 16

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
D.W.K. and S.E.J. contributed equally to this work. This work was supported by the Basic Science Research Program of National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF‐2018R1A2A1A05079297) and the Priority Research Centers Program of National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF‐2019R1A6A1A11044070).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH GmbH


  • NH adsorbents
  • composite materials
  • covalent organic frameworks
  • metal–organic frameworks
  • porous organic polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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