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Gas Hydrate Stability and Sampling: The Future as Related to the Phase Diagram
Center for Hydrate Research, Chemical Engineering Department, Colorado School of Mines, 1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401, USA
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Received: 1 November 2010; in revised form: 13 December 2010 / Accepted: 16 December 2010 / Published: 21 December 2010
Abstract: The phase diagram for methane + water is explained, in relation to hydrate applications, such as in flow assurance and in nature. For natural applications, the phase diagram determines the regions for hydrate formation for two- and three-phase conditions. Impacts are presented for sample preparation and recovery. We discuss an international study for “Round Robin” hydrate sample preparation protocols and testing.
Keywords: methane; clathrate; hydrates; phase diagram; applications; flow assurance; nature
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Sloan, E.D.; Koh, C.A.; Sum, A.K. Gas Hydrate Stability and Sampling: The Future as Related to the Phase Diagram. Energies 2010, 3, 1991-2000.
Sloan ED, Koh CA, Sum AK. Gas Hydrate Stability and Sampling: The Future as Related to the Phase Diagram. Energies. 2010; 3(12):1991-2000.
Sloan, E. Dendy; Koh, Carolyn A.; Sum, Amadeu K. 2010. "Gas Hydrate Stability and Sampling: The Future as Related to the Phase Diagram." Energies 3, no. 12: 1991-2000.