Effect of shrinking microbubble on gas hydrate formation

Masayoshi Takahashi, Taro Kawamura, Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Hirofumi Ohnari, Shouzou Himuro, Hideaki Shakutsui

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Microbubble technology is now gathering much interest in industrial fields for its excellent gas-dissolving ability. This study was the first trial in using microbubbles in hydrate formation, and it has been demonstrated that a microbubble system is a promising method for hydrate formation for two reasons: (1) its excellent gas-dissolution ability and (2) its ability to make the conditions of hydrate nucleation more mild due to the microbubbles' property of increasing interior gas pressure while decreasing in size under water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2171-2173
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar 13
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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