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Energies 2011, 4(8), 1129-1137; doi:10.3390/en4081129
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Water Transfer Characteristics during Methane Hydrate Formation Processes in Layered Media

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Received: 7 June 2011; in revised form: 26 July 2011 / Accepted: 27 July 2011 / Published: 2 August 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Natural Gas Hydrate 2011)
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Abstract: Gas hydrate formation processes in porous media are always accompanied by water transfer. To study the transfer characteristics comprehensively, two kinds of layered media consisting of coarse sand and loess were used to form methane hydrate in them. An apparatus with three PF-meter sensors detecting water content and temperature changes in media during the formation processes was applied to study the water transfer characteristics. It was experimentally observed that the hydrate formation configurations in different layered media were similar; however, the water transfer characteristics and water conversion ratios were different.
Keywords: methane hydrate; formation; water transfer; layered media methane hydrate; formation; water transfer; layered media
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Zhang, P.; Wu, Q.; Pu, Y.; Deng, Y. Water Transfer Characteristics during Methane Hydrate Formation Processes in Layered Media. Energies 2011, 4, 1129-1137.

AMA Style

Zhang P, Wu Q, Pu Y, Deng Y. Water Transfer Characteristics during Methane Hydrate Formation Processes in Layered Media. Energies. 2011; 4(8):1129-1137.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Zhang, Peng; Wu, Qingbai; Pu, Yibin; Deng, Yousheng. 2011. "Water Transfer Characteristics during Methane Hydrate Formation Processes in Layered Media." Energies 4, no. 8: 1129-1137.


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