Creation, Categorization and Application of Metal Organic Framework of Zirconium Benzene-1,4-Dicarboxylic Acid in Adsorption of Crude Oil

  • Victor Enearepuadoh Orodu
  • Egioni Philip Dakitima
  • Ezekiel Dixon Dikio
Keywords: Zirconium benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic, Adsorption, MOF, Crude oil


Zr-BDA was made by reacting benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid with zirconium chloride (ZrCl4) using the solvothermal technique. The structure of the synthesized MOF was examined using energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). It was discovered that the resulting MOF had a high degree of crystallinity and surface area. The Zr-MOF's FTIR spectrum showed the presence of many functional groups as well as the potential development of a brand-new group. Comparing the new functional group to the pure spectrum of benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid reveals the creation of the MOF. Functional groups such as C-H, C-O, O-H, C=C, and metal-oxygen were noted. Adsorption tests revealed Zr-BDA has a 70% efficiency, which is neither appropriate nor advised. However, composites with charcoal and pH enhanced Zr-BDA's adsorptive capabilities for the crude oil.


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Orodu, V. E., Dakitima, E. P., & Dikio, E. D. (2024). Creation, Categorization and Application of Metal Organic Framework of Zirconium Benzene-1,4-Dicarboxylic Acid in Adsorption of Crude Oil. European Journal of Science, Innovation and Technology, 4(3), 343-353. Retrieved from