Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases / Edition 3

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Overview

Striking a balance between theoretical and experimental perspectives, this book presents a historical overview of clathrate hydrates and examines future trends, reviews crystal structures and properties, reveals industrial applications of clathrate hydrates in the production and processing of natural gas, discusses hydrate kinetics and elucidates the current status of hydrate time dependence, analyzes time-independent phase equilibria, and more. With nearly 300 tables and illustrations, the book is a practical guide for chemical, design, process, petroleum, and mechanical engineers; chemists and geochemists; geologists; geophysicists; and graduate-level students in these disciplines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849390784
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/5/2007
  • Series: Chemical Industries Series , #119
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 1,112,061
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE
Overview and Historical Perspective
Hydrates as a Laboratory Curiosity
Hydrates in the Natural Gas Industry
Hydrates as an Energy Resource
Environmental Aspects of Hydrates
Safety Aspects of Hydrates
Relationship of This Chapter to Those That Follow
Molecular Structures and Similarities to Ice
Crystal Structures of Ice Ih and Natural Gas Hydrates
Comparison of Properties of Hydrates and Ice
The What and the How of Hydrate Structures
Hydrate Formation and Dissociation Processes
Hydrate Nucleation
Hydrate Growth
Hydrate Dissociation
Estimation Techniques for Phase Equilibria of Natural Gas Hydrates
Hydrate Phase Diagrams for Water + Hydrocarbon Systems
Three-Phase (LW-H-V) Equilibrium Calculations
Quadruple Points and Equilibrium of Three Condensed Phases (LW-H-LHC)
Effect of Thermodynamic Inhibitors on Hydrate Formation
Two-Phase Equilibrium: Hydrates with One Other Phase
Hydrate Enthalpy and Hydration Number from Phase Equilibrium
Summary and Relationship to Chapters Which Follow
A Statistical Thermodynamic Approach to Hydrate Phase Equilibria
Statistical Thermodynamics of Hydrate Equilibria
Application of the Method to Analyze Systems of Methane + Ethane + Propane
Computer Simulation: Another Microscopic–Macroscopic Bridge
Summary
Experimental Methods and Measurements of Hydrate Properties
Experimental Apparatuses and Methods for Macroscopic Measurements
Measurements of the Hydrate Phase
Data for Natural Gas Hydrate Phase Equilibria and Thermal Properties
Summary and Relationship to Chapters that Follow
References
Hydrates in the Earth
The Paradigm Is Changing from Assessment of Amount to Production of Gas
Sediments with Hydrates Typically Have Low Contents of Biogenic Methane
Sediment Lithology and Fluid Flow Are Major Controls on Hydrate Deposition
Remote Methods Enable an Estimation of the Extent of a Hydrated Reservoir
Drilling Logs and/or Coring Provide Improved Assessments of Hydrated Gas Amounts
Hydrate Reservoir Models Indicate Key Variables for Methane Production
Future Hydrated Gas Production Trends Are from the Permafrost to the Ocean
Hydrates Play a Part in Climate Change and Geohazards
Summary
Hydrates in Production, Processing, and Transportation
How Do Hydrate Plugs Form in Industrial Equipment?
How Are Hydrate Plug Formations Prevented?
How Is a Hydrate Plug Dissociated?
Safety and Hydrate Plug Removal
Applications to Gas Transport and Storage
Summary of Hydrates in Flow Assurance and Transportation
APPENDICES
INDEX

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