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Title: Rapid gas hydrate formation processes: Will they work?

Researchers at DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have been investigating the formation of synthetic gas hydrates, with an emphasis on rapid and continuous hydrate formation techniques. The investigations focused on unconventional methods to reduce dissolution, induction, nucleation and crystallization times associated with natural and synthetic hydrates studies conducted in the laboratory. Numerous experiments were conducted with various high-pressure cells equipped with instrumentation to study rapid and continuous hydrate formation. The cells ranged in size from 100 mL for screening studies to proof-of-concept studies with NETL’s 15-Liter Hydrate Cell. The results from this work demonstrate that the rapid and continuous formation of methane hydrate is possible at predetermined temperatures and pressures within the stability zone of a Methane Hydrate Stability Curve.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1012671
Report Number(s):
NETL-TPR--3494
Journal ID: ISSN 1996-1073; ENERGA
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Energies (Basel)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Energies (Basel); Journal Volume: 3; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 1996-1073
Publisher:
MDPI AG
Research Org:
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES methane hydrate formation techniques; increasing hydrate formation rate(s); rapid gas hydrate formation techniques; formation; storage; transportation of methane hydrate