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Terminating Marine Methane Bubbles by Superhydrophobic Sponges

Authors

  • Xiao Chen,

    1. School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
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  • Yuchen Wu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing 100190, China
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  • Bin Su,

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing 100190, China
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing 100190, China.
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  • Jingming Wang,

    1. School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
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  • Yanlin Song,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing 100190, China
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  • Lei Jiang

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
    2. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing 100190, China
    • School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
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Abstract

Marine methane bubbles are absorbed, steadily stored, and continuously transported based on the employment of superhydrophobic sponges. Antiwetting sponges are water-repellent in the atmosphere and absorb gas bubbles under water. Their capacity to store methane bubbles increases with enhanced submerged depth. Significantly, trapped methane bubbles can be continuously transported driven by differential pressure.

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