About This Project
Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are taking center stage in water purification with their astounding porosity. In the U.S., Pittsburgh’s water issues, highlighted by a 2017 report that detected lead levels exceeding 15 parts per billion (ppb) in 10% of its samples, urgently call for innovative solutions. MOFs, with their customizable structures, can effectively target and reduce specific contaminants, offering a promising path to reduce these numbers.
Leveraging MOFs can transform the water purification process, making it more efficient and sustainable. For cities like Pittsburgh, this could mean not just meeting but surpassing federal water quality standards, ensuring its residents have access to clean, safe water.