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Chem Commun (Camb). 2012 Dec 11;48(95):11638-40. doi: 10.1039/c2cc35603a.

Methane hydrates with a high capacity and a high formation rate promoted by biosurfactants.

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  • 1Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Enhanced Heat Transfer & Energy Conservation, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China.


Lignosulfonates, which are byproducts of the pulp and paper industry, can be used as promoters for the formation of methane hydrates with a high capacity up to 170 v/v and a high formation rate.

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