New Filtration Material Could Make Petroleum Refining Cheaper, More Efficient

This view of the molecular structure of the MOF shows the triangular channels that run through the material. The walls of these channels trap the lower-octane components of gas while allowing the higher-octane molecules to pass through, potentially providing a more efficient and cost effective way to refine high-octane gasoline. (Credit: Science/AAAS)
 
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