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Title: Effect of bubble size and density on methane conversion to hydrate

Abstract

Research is underway at NETL to understand the physical properties of methane hydrates. One area of investigation is the storage of methane as methane hydrates. An economical and efficient means of storing methane in hydrates opens many commercial opportunities such as transport of stranded gas, off-peak storage of line gas, etc.We have observed during our investigations that the ability to convert methane to methane hydrate is enhanced by foaming of the methane–water solution using a surfactant. The density of the foam, along with the bubble size, is important in the conversion of methane to methane hydrate.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE - Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
OSTI Identifier:
913013
Report Number(s):
DOE/NETL-IR-2007-086
Journal ID: ISSN 0920-4105; TRN: US200802%%514
DOE Contract Number:  
None cited
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering; Journal Volume: 56; Journal Issue: 1-3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; BUBBLES; GAS HYDRATES; HYDRATES; METHANE; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; STORAGE; TRANSPORT; Methane; Hydrates; Foam; Surfactants; Bubble; Biosurfactants

Citation Formats

Leske, J., Taylor, C.E., and Ladner, E.P. Effect of bubble size and density on methane conversion to hydrate. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2005.08.007.
Leske, J., Taylor, C.E., & Ladner, E.P. Effect of bubble size and density on methane conversion to hydrate. United States. doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2005.08.007.
Leske, J., Taylor, C.E., and Ladner, E.P. Thu . "Effect of bubble size and density on methane conversion to hydrate". United States. doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2005.08.007.
@article{osti_913013,
title = {Effect of bubble size and density on methane conversion to hydrate},
author = {Leske, J. and Taylor, C.E. and Ladner, E.P.},
abstractNote = {Research is underway at NETL to understand the physical properties of methane hydrates. One area of investigation is the storage of methane as methane hydrates. An economical and efficient means of storing methane in hydrates opens many commercial opportunities such as transport of stranded gas, off-peak storage of line gas, etc.We have observed during our investigations that the ability to convert methane to methane hydrate is enhanced by foaming of the methane–water solution using a surfactant. The density of the foam, along with the bubble size, is important in the conversion of methane to methane hydrate.},
doi = {10.1016/j.petrol.2005.08.007},
journal = {Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering},
number = 1-3,
volume = 56,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}