A research project by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Manchester

Will we breathe
fresh air again?

Air pollution is caused by toxic gases and tiny particles that are released into the air inside and outside our buildings.

Toxic gases like nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) are mainly produced by burning fossil fuels. When released into the atmosphere they cause a range of health and environmental problems including acid rain, smog and breathing difficulties.

The World Health Organisation estimates that air pollution kills seven million people worldwide every year.

Discover how we are developing new ways to clean our air

Our research into MOFs

Our research team are experts in materials chemistry and we focus on designing, making and studying metal-organic framework materials (MOFs for short) for use in energy and environmental industries.

We are currently investigating how to use MOFs to separate and capture fuels, hydrocarbons and toxic gases etc.

Thanks to our supporters

We would like to thank the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the European Research Council, the Royal Society and University of Manchester for funding this research.

We would also to thank the University of Manchester, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Royal Society and Hiden Isochema for supporting this website.