Is the Surface of Gas Hydrates Dry?
AbstractAdhesion (cohesion) and agglomeration properties of gas hydrate particles have been a key to hydrate management in flow assurance in natural gas pipelines. Despite its importance, the relevant data in the area, such as the surface energy and the interfacial energy of gas hydrates with gas and/or water, are scarce; presumably due to the experimental difficulties involved in the measurements. Here we review what is known about the surface energy and the interfacial energy of gas hydrates to date. In particular, we ask a question as to whether pre-melting can occur on the surface of gas hydrates. Surface thermodynamic analyses show that pre-melting is favoured to occur on the surface of gas hydrates, however, not sufficient data are available to assess its thickness. The effects of the existence of pre-melting layers on the cohesion and friction forces between gas hydrate particles are also discussed. View Full-Text
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Maeda, N. Is the Surface of Gas Hydrates Dry? Energies 2015, 8, 5361-5369.
Maeda N. Is the Surface of Gas Hydrates Dry? Energies. 2015; 8(6):5361-5369.Chicago/Turabian Style
Maeda, Nobuo. 2015. "Is the Surface of Gas Hydrates Dry?" Energies 8, no. 6: 5361-5369.