FURI | Spring 2019

Ammonia Detection Sensor through Structurally Flexible Metal-organic Frameworks

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The research question for this project is to determine the effectiveness of an ammonia detecting sensor through the usage of metal-organic frameworks. The metal-organic frameworks used in this project change structure when ammonia is adsorbed into the pores of the material. This change in structure causes a shift in electrical resistivity and is the method in which ammonia detection can be transduced into an observable signal. This project creates a more cost-effective and sustainable method of ammonia detection in industry.

Student researcher

Dylan Beck

Dylan Robert Beck

Chemical engineering

Hometown: Houston, Texas, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2020