Metal-Organic Frameworks as Sorption Materials for Heat Transformation Processes
Cyclic physical adsorption and desorption processes on porous materials can be used for the conversion of heat in heat transformation processes, which is the working principle in adsorption heat pumps (AHPs). Environmentally benign water with its high enthalpy of evaporation is the working fluid of choice in AHPs. Metal‐organic frameworks, MOFs can adsorb large amounts of water or methanol, up to their own weight. MOFs could be alternative materials to silica gels, zeolites, or aluminum phosphates for low‐temperature heat transformations in AHPs.