Papers Authored by KNU Student Makes it to Top 3% SCI Journal


Five papers written by Jong Min Park, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at Kyungpook National University, during his master’s course, were published as the first author in the top 3% SCI (Science and Technology Citation Index) journal.

The paper by Jong Min Park as the first author ‘A remarkable adsorbent for removal of nitrogenous compounds from fuel: A metal-organic framework functionalized both on metal and ligand’ was published online in the top 3% academic journal in the field of chemical engineering, ‘Chemical Engineering Journal (Impact factor 10.652)’ on January 2021. The main purpose of this study is to increase the nitrogen content of the adsorbent to enhance the selective removal of carbon dioxide.

Last year, two papers about adsorbents with high adsorption capacity for effectively removing bisphenol S and phenol compounds from water (Remarkable adsorbent for removal of bisphenol A and S from water: Porous carbon derived from melamine/polyaniline, and A remarkable adsorbent for removal of bisphenol S from water: Aminated metal organic framework, MIL-101-NH2), and a paper about selective CO2 adsorption at low pressure (Effective CO2 adsorption at low pressure over nitrogen-enriched porous carbons, derived from melamine-loaded polyaniline) were published in the ‘Chemical Engineering Journal’ in December 2020.

In addition, a paper ‘Polyaniline-derived carbons: Remarkable adsorbents to remove atrazine and diuron herbicides from water’ was published in the top 3% of the journals, “Journal of Hazardous Material,” in September 2020. The paper is the results of research on carbon dioxide adsorption and removal, and contain content that chemically improves carbon dioxide removal efficiency by synthesizing a material with excellent porosity.

Professor Sung Hwa Jhung said, “During two years of his master’s course, as the first author, Jong Min Park published a total of eight papers in SCI journals, including five top 3% papers. His research is expected to contribute to the development of technology to create a clean environment by suggesting the direction of developing excellent adsorbents and adsorption processes.”